Definition of "tatter" [tat•ter]

  • (noun) A torn and hanging piece of cloth; a shred.
  • (noun) Torn and ragged clothing; rags.
  • (verb-transitive) To make or become ragged.
  • (noun) One that makes tatting, especially as a livelihood.

Use "tatter" in a sentence

  • "All things tatter and fade like a garment; You cast them off like a change of clothes."
  • "Her cane, made from a tatter umbrella, rights her slender body as best it can, but still she stumbles on the uneven path."
  • "Yeats had his own solution: "An aged man is but a paltry thing, /A tattered coat upon a stick, unless /Soul clap hands and sing, and louder sing / For every tatter in its mortal dress.""

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