Definition of tauted in US English:

tauted

(also tawted, tautit)

adjective

Irish English, Scottish, Northern
  • Of hair, the coat of an animal, etc.: tangled, matted; long and unkempt. Of a person or animal: having tangled, unkempt hair; shaggy. Compare earlier "tatted", slightly later tauty.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Burns (1759–1796), poet. Variant of tatted.

Pronunciation

tauted

/ˈtɔːtɪd/