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tat 1

Pronunciation: /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: she sometimes made dresses in the evening while Momma tatted doilies
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.

Words that rhyme with tat

at, bat, brat, cat, chat, cravat, drat, expat, fat, flat, frat, gat, gnat, hat, hereat, high-hat, howzat, lat, mat, matt, matte, Montserrat, Nat, outsat, pat, pit-a-pat, plait, plat, prat, Rabat, rat, rat-tat, Sadat, sat, scat, Sebat, shabbat, shat, skat, slat, spat, splat, sprat, stat, Surat, that, thereat, tit-for-tat, vat, whereat

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tat 2

Pronunciation: /tat/

noun

[mass noun] British informal
Tasteless or shoddy clothes, jewellery, or ornaments: the place was decorated with all manner of gaudy tat
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  • 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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tat 3

Pronunciation: /tat/
(also tatt)

noun

informal
A tattoo: he wants to get his tats removed
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  • Considering you have decided on a bicep tat the pain shouldn't be too bad.
  • Firstly I thought I would get a tattoo but figured that the repeated shaving or waxing required to showcase the picture might wear out the tat.
  • After seeing Cal's tat, I was thinking that maybe I should get one.

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tat 4

Pronunciation: /tat/

noun

(in phrase tit for tat)
See tit3.

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