craggy

adjective

crag·​gy ˈkra-gē How to pronounce craggy (audio)
craggier; craggiest
1
: full of crags
craggy slopes
2
: rough, rugged
a craggy face
a craggy voice
craggily adverb
cragginess noun

Examples of craggy in a Sentence

a famous actor who is known for his craggy good looks his white hair and craggy face
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of craggy was in the 15th century

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“Craggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craggy. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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