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American English: /ˈtædərz/
British English: /ˈtatəz/

plural noun

  • to be in tatters (clothes)
    estar hecho jirones
    she was dressed in rags and tatters
    iba harapienta y andrajosa
    her reputation is in tatters
    su reputación está destrozada
    the economy is in tatters
    la economía está por los suelos
    Example sentences
    • There were photographs stuck to the stone wall, packages with letters, coins, tatters of cloth.
    • How many pairs of boots did Carlyon tear to tatters in his researches?
    • I twirled the leaf around in my fingers: dry, yellow and brown and brittle, tatters of desiccated material around a skeleton of veins.
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