Friday, October 28, 2011


Definition: (from
1. a person in tattered clothing; a shabby person

"After enjoying a delicious dinner of brains, the zombie wandered around looking like a tatterdemalion."
"Just because you sleep in a coffin doesn't mean you get to be a tatterdemalion."

Origin: (from
"'ragged child, person dressed in old clothes,' c.1600, probably from tatter (n.), with fantastic second element, but perhaps also suggested by Tartar, with a contemporary sense of 'vagabond, gypsy.'"

Awkwardness rating: 8

Maybe I want to be a fashionable zombie and not a tatterdemalion. (

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