Synonyms and related words:
ablate, abrade, barrel, beeline, bit, bits, bullet, butt, chip, chunk, clip, clipping, collop, crumb, cut, cutting, destroyed, dollop, end, erode, fly, fragment, fray, frazzle, fret, gob, gobbet, haste, hasten, highball, hunk, in disarray, in ruins, in shreds, in tatters, lump, modicum, moiety, morceau, morsel, nip, paring, particle, patch, piece, pieces, rags, rasher, rocket, rub off, ruined, scoop, scrap, scraps, shard, shattered, shaving, shiver, shred, shreds, slice, sliver, smithereen, snack, snatch, snick, snip, snippet, splinter, stitch, stump, tag, tatters, wear, wear away, wear down, wear off, wear out, wear ragged, weather|

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  • Tatter — ist der Name folgender Personen: Georg Ernst Tatter (Hofgärtner) (1689–1755), hannoveranischer Hofgärtner Georg Ernst Tatter (1757–1805), Hofmeister, britischer Diplomat und Freund von Caroline Schlegel Schelling Wilhelm Heinrich Adolf Tatter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tatter — (v.) mid 14c., clad in slashed garments, from O.N. toturr rag, cognate with O.E. tættec, tætteca rag, tatter, Low Ger. tater tatter. The noun is attested from c.1400 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tatter — Tat ter, n. One who makes tatting. Caulfield & S. (Doct. of Needlework). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tatter — Tat ter, n. [Icel. t[ o]tur, t[ o]ttur, pl. t[ o]trar, ?[ o]ttrar; cf. Norw. totra, pl. totror, LG. taltern tatters. [root]240.] A rag, or a part torn and hanging; chiefly used in the plural. [1913 Webster] Tear a passion to tatters, to very rags …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tatter — Tat ter, v. t. [p. p. {Tattered}.] To rend or tear into rags; used chiefly in the past participle as an adjective. [1913 Webster] Where waved the tattered ensigns of Ragfair. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tatter — Tatter(Tatterer)m alterTatter=alter,gebrechlicherMann.Seitdem19.Jh …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • tatter — [tat′ər] n. [ME, prob. < ON töturr, rags, tatters, akin to Ger zotte, tuft < IE base * dā(i) , to cut out, divide > TIDE1] 1. a torn and hanging shred or piece, as of a garment 2. a separate shred or scrap; rag 3. [pl.] torn, ragged… …   English World dictionary

  • tatter — I. Date: 14th century transitive verb to make ragged intransitive verb to become ragged II. noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tǫturr tatter; akin to Old English tætteca rag, Old High German zotta matted… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tatter — tatter1 /tat euhr/, n. 1. a torn piece hanging loose from the main part, as of a garment or flag. 2. a separate torn piece; shred. 3. tatters, torn or ragged clothing: dressed in rags and tatters. v.t. 4. to tear or wear to tatters. v.i. 5. to… …   Universalium

  • tatter — tat•ter [[t]ˈtæt ər[/t]] n. v. tered, ter•ing. n. 1) a torn piece hanging loose from the main part, as of a garment or flag 2) a separate torn piece; shred 3) tatters, torn or ragged clothing 4) to tear or wear to tatters 5) to become ragged •… …   From formal English to slang

  • tatter —  cross, peevish ; old mistress is tedious tatter. Kent …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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