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tatterdemalion adj
1 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" [syn: tattered]
2 in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack" [syn: bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down, unsound] n : a dirty shabbily clothed urchin [syn: ragamuffin]

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English

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  • IPA /'tætədεmeliɒn/

Adjective

tatterdemalion

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Noun

tatterdemalion (tatterdemalions)
  1. (a) Person with tattered clothing, a pauper.

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