tattiness
noun see tatty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • tattiness — tatty ► ADJECTIVE (tattier, tattiest) informal ▪ worn and shabby; in poor condition. DERIVATIVES tattily adverb tattiness noun. ORIGIN from Old English, «rag»; related to TATTERED(Cf. ↑tattered) …   English terms dictionary

  • tattiness — tattˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑tat …   Useful english dictionary

  • tatty — adjective (tattier; est) Etymology: perhaps akin to Old English tætteca rag more at tatter Date: 1513 rather worn, frayed, or dilapidated ; shabby < a tatty shirt > • tattiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Link-boy — A link boy (or link boy or linkboy) was a boy who carried a flaming torch to light the way for pedestrians at night. Linkboys were common in London in the days before street lighting. The linkboy s fee was commonly one farthing, and the torch was …   Wikipedia

  • tatty — tatty1 tattily, adv. tattiness, n. /tat ee/, adj., tattier, tattiest. 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. [1505 15;… …   Universalium

  • theatre — /thee euh teuhr, theeeu /, n. theater. * * * I Building or space in which performances are given before an audience. It contains an auditorium and stage. In ancient Greece, where Western theatre began (5th century BC), theatres were constructed… …   Universalium

  • tatty — tat|ty [ˈtæti] adj comparative tattier superlative tattiest [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: tat dirty or torn piece of cloth (19 20 centuries)] informal in bad condition = ↑shabby ▪ tatty jeans ▪ a few tatty old chairs >tattily adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tatty — adjective (tattier, tattiest) informal worn and shabby; in poor condition. Derivatives tattily adverb tattiness noun Origin C16: appar. ult. related to OE tættec rag , of Gmc origin; cf. tattered …   English new terms dictionary

  • tatty — adjective tattier, tattiest informal especially BrE untidy or in a bad condition; shabby: tatty jeans | a few tatty old chairs tattily adverb tattiness noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tattily — tatty ► ADJECTIVE (tattier, tattiest) informal ▪ worn and shabby; in poor condition. DERIVATIVES tattily adverb tattiness noun. ORIGIN from Old English, «rag»; related to TATTERED(Cf. ↑tattered) …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”