ragged

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adjective rag·ged \ˈra-gəd\

Definition of ragged

  1. 1 :  roughly unkempt

  2. 2 :  having an irregular edge or outline

  3. 3a :  torn or worn to tattersb :  worn-out from stress and strain <ran herself ragged>

  4. 4 :  wearing tattered clothes

  5. 5a :  stragglyb :  executed in an irregular or uneven mannerc of a sound :  harsh, dissonant

raggedly

adverb

raggedness

noun

Examples of ragged in a sentence

  1. a boy in ragged jeans

  2. You look a little ragged—did you have a rough week?

14th Century

First Known Use of ragged

14th century



RAGGED Defined for English Language Learners

ragged

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adjective rag·ged \ˈra-gəd\

Definition of ragged for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RAGGED Defined for Kids

ragged

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adjective rag·ged \ˈra-gəd\

Definition of ragged for Students

  1. 1 :  having a rough or uneven edge or outline <ragged cliffs>

  2. 2 :  very worn-out :  tattered <ragged clothes>

  3. 3 :  wearing very worn-out clothes

  4. 4 :  done in an uneven way <a ragged performance>

raggedly

adverb

raggedness

noun


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