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5 definitions found
 for tatter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tatter \Tat"ter\, n.
     One who makes tatting. --Caulfield & S. (Doct. of
     Needlework).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tatter
      n 1: a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: rag, shred,
           tag, tag end, tatter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "tatter":
     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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