adjective \ˈra-gəd\

: having an edge or surface that is not straight or even

: in bad condition especially because of being torn

: wearing clothes that are torn and in poor condition

Full Definition of RAGGED

:  roughly unkempt
:  having an irregular edge or outline
a :  torn or worn to tatters
b :  worn-out from stress and strain <ran herself ragged>
:  wearing tattered clothes
a :  straggly
b :  executed in an irregular or uneven manner
c of a sound :  harsh, dissonant
rag·ged·ly adverb
rag·ged·ness noun

Examples of RAGGED

  1. a boy in ragged jeans
  2. You look a little ragged—did you have a rough week?

First Known Use of RAGGED

14th century

Rhymes with RAGGED


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