from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A torn and hanging piece of cloth; a shred.
- n. Torn and ragged clothing; rags.
- transitive v. To make or become ragged.
- n. One that makes tatting, especially as a livelihood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shred of torn cloth; an individual item of torn and ragged clothing.
- n. A person engaged in tatting.
- v. To destroy an article of clothing by shredding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes tatting.
- n. A rag, or a part torn and hanging; -- chiefly used in the plural.
- transitive v. To rend or tear into rags; -- used chiefly in the past participle as an adjective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rag, or a part torn and hanging: commonly applied to thin and flexible fabrics, as cloth, paper, or leather: chiefly used in the plural.
- n. A ragged fellow; a tatterdemalion.
- To rend or tear into rags or shreds; wear to tatters.
- To fall into rags or shreds; become ragged.
- To chatter; gabble; jabber.
- To stir actively and laboriously.
- n. One who tats, or makes tatting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small piece of cloth or paper
Middle English tater, of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)