Tatty vs Rickety - What's the difference?

tatty | rickety |


As adjectives the difference between tatty and rickety

is that tatty is dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn while rickety is of an object: not strong or sturdy, as because of poor construction or upkeep; not safe or secure; giddy; shaky.

As a noun tatty

is (northern england|geordie|slang) potato.

tatty

English

Noun

(tatties)
  • (Northern England, Geordie, slang) potato
  • Adjective

    (er)
  • Dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn
  • The tramp wore a tatty old overcoat.

    See also

    * tatty bye ----

    rickety

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ricketty

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Of an object: not strong or sturdy, as because of poor construction or upkeep; not safe or secure; giddy; shaky.
  • He hesitated about climbing such a small, rickety ladder.
  • Of a person: feeble in the joints; tottering.
  • The rickety old man hardly managed to climb the stairs.
  • Affected with or suffering from rickets.
  • Synonyms

    * (not held or fixed securely and likely to fall over) precarious, unsteady, shaky, tottering, unsafe, unstable, wobbly