rag·​gedy | \ ˈra-gə-dē How to pronounce raggedy (audio) \
raggedier; raggediest

Definition of raggedy

: ragged

Examples of raggedy in a Sentence

a raggedy group of soldiers raggedy urchins playing in the village streets
Recent Examples on the Web Since Friday night has always been a raggedy time for our family ... G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 30 June 2022 The raggedy leather and linen costume designs by Vilinda McGregor, which are more underworld than Renaissance Faire, are sumptuous, and the large, powerful band plays with rock/R&B chops. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 14 July 2022 Upon closer examination, that blonde is deeply troubled, those bungalows are falling apart, the sprinkler is cheap and lawn is raggedy. Jessica Geltstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 His clothes are raggedy, his body is large and his sweat is torrential. Charles Mcnultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 That was as raggedy as games get 72 free-throw attempts. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Dec. 2021 The teams are still raggedy, the hype has no chance to build. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 23 Nov. 2021 Gazing out at the snowfields and glaciers covering the raggedy High Sierra wilderness, Valencia acknowledged that is a tough question to answer. Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2021 Led by the heroic efforts and tactical genius of Col. Henry Bouquet, a raggedy group of Scottish and makeshift British forces brought peace to the new world. Rodney Ho, ajc, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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31 Jul 2022

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“Raggedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raggedy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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