PRONUNCIATION: (tat-uhr-di-MAYL-yuhn, -MAL-)

MEANING: adjective: Ragged, tattered.
noun: A person in ragged clothes.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old Norse toturr (rag). The origin of demalion is uncertain. Earliest documented use: 1608

TATTED ÉMALION - made lace in the French town of Émalion

TASTER deMAL-ION - epicure specializing in evil charged particles

TATTER-DERMA-LION - big cat with raggedy skin