\ ˈjag How to pronounce jag (audio) \

Definition of jag

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1a : spree a crying jag
b : a state or feeling of exhilaration or intoxication usually induced by liquor
2 : a small load

Definition of jag (Entry 2 of 4)

: a sharp projecting part : barb


jagged; jagging

Definition of jag (Entry 3 of 4)

intransitive verb

1 : to move in jerks

transitive verb

1 : to cut indentations into also : to form teeth on (a saw) by cutting indentations
2 chiefly dialectal : prick, stab

Definition of JAG (Entry 4 of 4)

judge advocate general

Other Words from jag


jagger noun

First Known Use of jag

Noun (1)

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

1578, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

History and Etymology for jag

Noun (1)

origin unknown


Middle English jaggen

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The first known use of jag was in the 15th century

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“Jag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jag. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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Legal Definition of JAG

judge advocate general

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