Tauter vs Tatter - What's the difference?

tauter | tatter |


As an adjective tauter

is (taut).

As a noun tatter is

a shred of torn cloth; an individual item of torn and ragged clothing.

As a verb tatter is

to destroy an article of clothing by shredding.

tauter

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (taut)

  • taut

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (Scotland)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Tight; under tension, as in a rope or bow string.
  • * 1883:
  • The hawser was as taut as a bowstring - so strong she pulled upon her anchor.
  • Experiencing stress or anxiety.
  • * 1989 Faye Kellerman, The Quality of Mercy
  • His outward appearance was calm, but inside he was very taut .
  • Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled.
  • * 2007 Milton C. Sernett, Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory and History
  • Quick action and dialogue create a taut story, although it is illustration that shapes the characters.

    Derived terms

    * tauten * tautly * tautness

    Synonyms

    tense ----

    tatter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A shred of torn cloth; an individual item of torn and ragged clothing.
  • A person engaged in tatting.
  • Verb

  • To destroy an article of clothing by shredding.