from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Torn into shreds; ragged.
- adj. Having ragged clothes; dressed in tatters.
- adj. Shabby or dilapidated.
- adj. Disordered or disrupted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. rent in tatters, torn, hanging in rags; ragged
- adj. dressed in tatters or rags; ragged
- adj. dilapidated; showing gaps or breaks; jagged; broken
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of tatter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rent in tatters; torn; hanging in rags.
- Dilapidated; showing gaps or breaks; jagged; broken.
- Dressed in tatters or rags; ragged.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. ruined or disrupted
- adj. worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing
From Middle English tatered, tatird, from tatter + -ed. Originally it was derived from the noun, but later it was treated as a past participle implying a verb. Compare tatter. (Wiktionary)