tat

To tat is to make lace. Tatting involves making loops and tying knots in a long piece of thread over and over again.

Most of the lace made today is created with a machine, and the ability to tat, or make lace by hand, is rare. Tatting requires a lot of silk or cotton thread and either a metal disc called a "shuttle," needles, or a crochet hook. You may also find tat used as a noun to mean "cheap, tasteless stuff," or informally to mean "tattoo," as in "Hey, I love the new tat on your shoulder."

Primary Meanings of tat

1.
v
make lacework by knotting or looping
2.
n
tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
Full Definitions of tat
1

v make lacework by knotting or looping

Synonyms:
intertwine
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch
2

n tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar

Synonyms:
cheapness, sleaze, tackiness
Type of:
tastelessness
inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste

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