- a sharp projection on an edge or surface.
- to cut or slash, especially in points or pendants along the edge; form notches, teeth, or ragged points in.
- to move with a jerk; jog.
Origin of jag1
Examples from the Web for jagging
It has been known ever since as Goren's Dome, and a good-sized window, jagging the wall, admits one or two lookers at a time.Idle Hour Stories
Eugenia Dunlap Potts
Cut it into long slips with a jagging iron, or with a sharp knife, and twist them into various fantastic shapes.
Then roll it out rather more than half an inch thick, and cut it into square cakes with a jagging iron or with a sharp knife.
Or you may cut it out into separate cakes with a jagging iron, previous to baking.
Roll thin, cut in oblong cakes with a jagging iron, or in any way to suit the fancy.The Golden Age Cook Book
Henrietta Latham Dwight
- (tr) to cut unevenly; make jagged
- Australian to catch (fish) by impaling them on an unbaited hook
- a jagged notch or projection
- intoxication from drugs or alcohol
- a bout of drinking or drug taking
- a period of uncontrolled activitya crying jag
- informal a Jaguar car: often understood as a symbol of affluence
- Judge Advocate General
Word Origin and History for jagging
"period of unrestrained activity," 1887, American English, perhaps via intermediate sense of "as much drink as a man can hold" (1670s), from earlier meaning "load of hay or wood" (1590s), of unknown origin. Used in U.S. colloquial speech from 1834 to mean "a quantity, a lot."
"slash or rend in a garment," c.1400, of unknown origin.