tatterdemalion (tat-uhr-di-MAYL-yuhn, -MALEE-uhn)

adjective: Ragged, tattered.

noun: A person in ragged clothes.

[From Middle English tater, from Old Norse toturr (rag). The origin of demalion is uncertain.]

Example: The tatterdemalion costumes in the play foreshadowed the quality of the playacting…

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