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tattie

[tat-ee] /ˈtæt i/
noun
1.
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tatty2

[tat-ee] /ˈtæt i/
noun, plural tatties.
1.
(in India) a screen, usually made of coarse, fragrant fibers, placed over a window or door and kept moistened with water in order to cool and deodorize the room.
Also, tattie.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Hindi ṭaṭṭī
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British Dictionary definitions for tatties

tattie

/ˈtætɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a Scot or dialect word for potato

tatty

/ˈtætɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
(mainly Brit) worn out, shabby, tawdry, or unkempt
Derived Forms
tattily, adverb
tattiness, noun
Word Origin
C16: of Scottish origin, probably related to Old English tættec a tatter
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Word Origin and History for tatties
tatty
1513, "tangled or matted" (of hair), Scottish, probably related to O.E. tættec "a rag" (see tatter). Sense of "tattered, ragged, shabby" first recorded 1933.
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Slang definitions & phrases for tatties

tatty

adjective

Inferior; cheap; shoddy; tacky: have met overlunch in tatty banquet halls to press the flesh (1933+)


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