tatter

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Apparently a back-formation from tattered.

Noun[edit]

tatter (plural tatters)

  1. A shred of torn cloth; an individual item of torn and ragged clothing.
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Verb[edit]

tatter (third-person singular simple present tatters, present participle tattering, simple past and past participle tattered)

  1. To destroy an article of clothing by shredding.

Etymology 2[edit]

tat +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

tatter (plural tatters)

  1. A person engaged in tatting.
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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

tatter

  1. First-person singular present of tattern.
  2. Imperative singular of tattern.