raggedy

adjective
rag·gedy | \ˈra-gə-dē \
raggedier; raggediest

Definition of raggedy 

: ragged

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Examples of raggedy in a Sentence

a raggedy group of soldiers raggedy urchins playing in the village streets

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Photos taken by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) showed a raggedy wolf-like creature with some slightly unusual features. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "DNA test solves mystery of wolf-like creature shot in Montana," 18 June 2018 There’s no question that a raggedy band of people with guns could fight the government. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter One: A War in the Desert," 15 May 2018 Get our daily newsletter MOBILE, Alabama, lies at the raggedy end of the American mainland, amid a boggy landscape of swamp and forest where five rivers empty into the sea. The Economist, "The story of one of the last slaves imported to America," 10 May 2018 From mumblecore-style low-budget comedies like Humpday to more mainstream efforts like Laggies, Shelton has always held on to a raggedy sort of realism, drawing out major story details from small personal interactions. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Edie Falco Anchors the Romantic Drama of Outside In," 31 Mar. 2018 Buy Photo The old fella lives barefoot by the beach, limping down the home stretch of a long life in the raggedy brown coat his parents gave him back in South Dakota. Jason Nark, Philly.com, "A prison guard and his old horse making smiles out of manure.," 23 Mar. 2018 Would our Bear Encounter consist of a couple of raggedy polar bears back at the Churchill General Store, panhandling for bags of ice? Diane Bair And Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "Greetings from polar bear country," 13 Mar. 2018 And Chuck Sharp, 69, stands at the entrance to a still-raggedy path his son, Alan, has cut through their seven-acre cornfield. Jonathan M. Pitts, Washington Post, "Maryland’s fall mazes cut paths toward fun and profit," 12 Sep. 2017 And Chuck Sharp, 69, stands at the entrance to a still-raggedy path his son, Alan, has cut through their seven-acre cornfield. Jonathan M. Pitts, Washington Post, "Maryland’s fall mazes cut paths toward fun and profit," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of raggedy

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of raggedy was in 1881

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raggedy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of raggedy

: not in good condition

raggedy

adjective
rag·gedy | \ˈra-gə-dē \

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