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Wordnet 3.0


1. showing signs of wear and tear;
- Example: "a ratty old overcoat"
- Example: "shabby furniture"
- Example: "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"
[syn: moth-eaten, ratty, shabby, tatty]

2. tastelessly showy;
- Example: "a flash car"
- Example: "a flashy ring"
- Example: "garish colors"
- Example: "a gaudy costume"
- Example: "loud sport shirts"
- Example: "a meretricious yet stylish book"
- Example: "tawdry ornaments"
[syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tatty \Tat"ty\, n.; pl. Tatties. [Hind. [.t]a[.t][.t][imac].] A mat or screen of fibers, as of the kuskus grass, hung at a door or window and kept wet to moisten and cool the air as it enters. [India] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "tatty": base, common, dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, frayed, frazzled, full of holes, holey, in rags, in shreds, in tatters, mean, paltry, patchy, poor, ragged, raggedy, ratty, rubbishy, scruffy, seedy, shabby, shoddy, sleazy, tacky, tattered, torn, trashy