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tatter

tat·ter

tatter

 
pronunciation:
tae tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a torn and hanging part, shred, or piece, as of a garment or flag.
similar words:
rag, shred, tag
definition 2: (pl.) ragged, torn clothes.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tattered, tattering, tatters
definition: to tear, wear, or reduce to tatters; make ragged.
similar words:
shred
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become ragged.