tatter

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English[edit]

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. (transitive) To destroy an article of clothing etc. by shredding.
  2. (intransitive) To fall into tatters.

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.