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From Middle English tatered, tatird, from Old Norse tǫturr. Originally, it was derived from the noun, but it was later reanalysed as a past participle (tatter +‎ -ed), whereafter the verb came into being. Compare tatter.

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tattered (not comparable)

  1. Rent in tatters, torn, hanging in rags; ragged.
  2. Dressed in tatters or rags; ragged.
  3. (obsolete) Dilapidated; showing gaps or breaks; jagged; broken.

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  1. simple past and past participle of tatter

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