1. [ adjective ] showing signs of wear and tear
Synonyms: shabby ratty moth-eaten

"a ratty old overcoat" "shabby furniture" "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"

Related terms: worn
2. [ adjective ] tastelessly showy
Synonyms: gaudy cheap loud flashy tawdry meretricious tacky garish trashy gimcrack flash brassy

"a flash car" "a flashy ring" "garish colors" "a gaudy costume" "loud sport shirts" "a meretricious yet stylish book" "tawdry ornaments"

Related terms: tasteless
Similar spelling:   tat