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tatting

[tat-ing] /ˈtæt ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of making a kind of knotted lace of cotton or linen thread with a shuttle.
2.
such lace.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; origin uncertain

tat

[tat] /tæt/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), tatted, tatting.
1.
to do, or make by, tatting.
Origin
1900-05; back formation from tatting
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Examples from the web for tatting
  • Among the many activities are demonstrations of handcrafts such as quilting, spinning, and tatting.
  • Eight artists will demonstrate and sell traditional textiles including shuttle tatting and fly tying.
British Dictionary definitions for tatting

tatting

/ˈtætɪŋ/
noun
1.
an intricate type of lace made by looping a thread of cotton or linen by means of a hand shuttle
2.
the act or work of producing this
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin

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 tatting
n.

"making of knotted lace," 1832, of uncertain origin. In French, frivolité.

tat

v.

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

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tatting in Medicine

TAT abbr.
Thematic Apperception Test

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Slang definitions & phrases for tatting

tat

noun

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


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for tatting

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 tatting

tat

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Encyclopedia Article for tatting

process by which a fabric akin to lace is made of thread with a small hand shuttle and the fingers. It was once a widely practiced craft, known in Italy as occhi and in France as la frivolite. The resulting product appears to be quite fragile but is indeed both strong and durable

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