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Adjective: tatterdemalion  ,ta-tu(r)-di'mey-lee-un or ,ta-tu(r)-di'meyl-yun
  1. Worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing
    "a tatterdemalion prince";
    - tattered
  2. In deplorable condition
    "a street of tatterdemalion tenements";
    - bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down, dero [Austral, NZ, informal], derro [Austral, NZ, informal]
Noun: tatterdemalion  ,ta-tu(r)-di'mey-lee-un or ,ta-tu(r)-di'meyl-yun
  1. A dirty shabbily clothed urchin
    - ragamuffin

Derived forms: tatterdemalions

See also: damaged, worn

Type of: urchin

Encyclopedia: Tatterdemalion