Word of the Day: tatterdemalion

adjective
1: worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing
synonym: tattered
2: in deplorable condition
synonym: bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumble-down
noun
 1: a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
synonym: ragamuffin
Etymology

I’m not certain, but I think Shakespeare may have invented this word.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Words I like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s