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Definition of tatty:

  1. 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.

Synonyms:

rubbishy, inexpensive, audacious, barefaced, chinchy, brasslike, tasteless, meretricious, threadbare, jazzy, gilded, brazen, gimcrack, bodacious, ratty, scrubby, tacky, rundown, tinny, shabby, flash, sleazy, specious, dingy, showy, bedraggled, moth-eaten, in poor taste, stale, forte, cheesy, mangy, brazen-faced, dilapidated, flashy, dy, cheapjack, sporty, decrepit, better, tawdry, dusty, scruffy, bald-faced, cheap, chintzy, brassy, garish, insolent, punk, down-at-heel, broken-down, gaudy, decaying, trashy, cold, faded, crummy, worn, loud, tattered, mothy, shoddy, bum, all the worse for wear.

Usage examples:

  • The rye kaired paiass kushto and lelled pange cocoanuts, and lelled us to his wardo, and dell'd mandy trin currus of tatty panni, so that I was most matto.

    - "The English Gipsies and Their Language", Charles G. Leland.