As adjectives the difference between tatty and dilapidated
is that tatty
is dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn while dilapidated
is having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect.
As a noun tatty
is (northern england|geordie|slang) potato.
As a verb dilapidated is
(Northern England, Geordie, slang) potato
Dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn
- The tramp wore a tatty old overcoat.
* tatty bye
Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect
* beat up
* beaten up