(noun, adjective)


1. showing signs of wear and tear

- an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains

Similar word(s): worn, ratty, shabby

2. tastelessly showy

Similar word(s): tasteless, brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tawdry, trashy

Sentences with tatty as an adjective:

- The tramp wore a tatty old overcoat.


1. (Northern England, Geordie, slang) potato

2. (India) A woven mat or screen hung at a door or window and kept wet to moisten and cool the air as it enters.