There are 4 main definitions of tat in English:

tat1

Syllabification: tat

verb (tats, tatting, tatted)

[with object]
Make (a decorative mat or edging) by tying knots in thread and using a small shuttle to form lace.
More example sentences
  • We both worked on our respective needlework projects, and I taught Lars to tat lace.
  • Drawing on her incongruous but irrepressible skills as a housewife, she had tatted lengths of batik, draped bolts of brocade, swathed silk, swagged satin, ruched, ruffed, hemmed and hawed.
  • I can also tat and crochet laces or other fine works.

Origin

late 19th century: back-formation from tatting.

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There are 4 main definitions of tat in English:

tat2

Syllabification: tat

noun

British informal
Tasteless or shoddy clothes, jewelry, or ornaments.
More example sentences
  • Well, me and the wife went to Ocean Finance to buy some new furniture to replace this gaudy tat.
  • Give It allows friends and relatives to donate a sum of money to a good cause instead of buying a shoddy piece of tat that's destined for the charity shop.
  • The World Cup has given men licence to buy all manner of tat.

Origin

mid 19th century (in the senses 'rag' and 'person in rags'): probably a back-formation from tatty.

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There are 4 main definitions of tat in English:

tat3

Syllabification: tat
(also tatt)

noun

informal
A tattoo: he wants to get his tats removed
More example sentences
  • Rodriguez doesn't have any tats on his wrist.
  • He's got tats on his giant muscles which he does not cover with a shirt.
  • I have seen some really bad work (tatts) in my life, and I made sure I talked with and researched each artist.

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There are 4 main definitions of tat in English:

tat4

Syllabification: tat

noun

(in phrase tit for tat)
See tit3.

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