Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect
The stairs looked a bit tatty for a place which has been open only a day.
tatty piece of rope tied to the tip of the mast.
We all take the time to look good before we leave the house, but for some reason still choose our oldest T-shirt, stretched out sweats or tatty robe to throw on at home.
A tatty piece of paper hanging crooked in the window says in felt-tip pen ' Close for refurbish ' (sic ).
Her right foot was encased in a tatty red stiletto; the other was bare.