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tat

[tat] /tæt/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), tatted, tatting.
1.
to do, or make by, tatting.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; back formation from tatting
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British Dictionary definitions for tat

tat1

/tæt/
verb tats, tatting, tatted
1.
to make (something) by tatting
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin

tat2

/tæt/
noun
1.
tatty articles or a tatty condition
2.
tasteless articles
3.
a tangled mass
Word Origin
C20: back formation from tatty

tat3

/tæt/
noun
1.
short for tattoo2 (sense 2)

tat4

/tæt/
noun
1.
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Word Origin and History for tat
v.

1882, "to do tatting," back-formation from tatting.

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tat in Medicine

TAT abbr.
Thematic Apperception Test

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Slang definitions & phrases for tat

tat

noun

A skin tattoo: There were two favorite spots for tats (1990s+)


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Related Abbreviations for tat

TAT

  1. tetanus antitoxin
  2. Thematic Apperception Test
  3. Transatlantic Telephone
  4. true air temperature
  5. turnaround time
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Idioms and Phrases with tat

tat

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