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Meaning of tatty

tat•ty

Pronunciation: (tat'ē), [key]
— -ti•er, -ti•est.
  1. cheap or tawdry; vulgar: a tatty production of a Shakespearean play.
  2. shabby or ill-kempt; ragged; untidy: an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains.

tat•ty

Pronunciation: (tat'ē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. (in India) a screen, usually made of coarse, fragrant fibers, placed over a window or door and kept moistened with water in order to cool and deodorize the room.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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