(adjective, verb)


1. worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing

- a man in a tattered shirt

- the tattered flag

- tied up in tattered brown paper

Similar word(s): worn, tatterdemalion

2. ruined or disrupted

- a tattered remnant of its former strength

- my torn and tattered past

Similar word(s): destroyed, shattered


1. simple past tense and past participle of tatter