Pronunciation: (tat'ē),[key] —adj.,-ti•er, -ti•est. 1. cheap or tawdry; vulgar: a tatty production of a Shakespearean play. 2. shabby or ill-kempt; ragged; untidy: an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains.
Pronunciation: (tat'ē),[key] —n., —pl.-ties. (in India) a screen, usually made of coarse, fragrant fibers, placed over a window or door and kept moistened with water in order to cool and deodorize the room. Also,tattie.