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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: tat 'dirty or torn piece of cloth' (19-20 centuries)

tatty

adjective
     
tat‧ty comparative tattier, superlative tattiest
informal in bad condition [= shabby]:
tatty jeans
a few tatty old chairs
tattily adverb
tattiness noun [countable]

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