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Meaning of TATTERDEMALION

Pronunciation:  `taturdi'meylyun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
  2. [adj]  in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"
  3. [adj]  worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing; "a man in a tattered shirt"; "the tattered flag"; "tied up in tattered brown paper"; "a tattered barefoot boy"; "a tatterdemalion prince"
 

TATTERDEMALION is a 14 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: bedraggled, broken-down, damaged, dilapidated, ragamuffin, ramshackle, tattered, tumble-down, unsound, worn
 
 See Also: urchin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tat`ter*de*mal"ion\, n. [Tatter + OF.
desmaillier to break the meshes of, to tear: cf. OF. maillon
long clothes, swadding clothes, F. maillot. See {Tatter}, and
{Mail} armor.]
A ragged fellow; a ragamuffin. --L'Estrange.

 

 

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