Definition of matty in US English:

matty

adjective

  • Especially of hair: matted, tangled. Of an animal or person: having matted hair.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in ‘Nestor Ironside’ (d. 1752), poet and Church of England clergyman (real name Samuel Croxall). From mat + -y.

Pronunciation

matty

/ˈmati/