Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Somewhat worn, shabby, or dilapidated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as tauted.
  • noun An East Indian matting made from the fiber of the cuscus-grass, which has a pleasant fragrance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun India 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Northern England, Geordie, slang potato
  • adjective Dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective showing signs of wear and tear
  • adjective tastelessly showy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from tat, a rag, shabby person.]

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