adjective, crag·gi·er, crag·gi·est.

full of crags.
rugged; harsh; rough.

Also crag·ged [krag-id] /ˈkræg ɪd/.

Origin of craggy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at crag1, -y1
Related formscrag·gi·ly, crag·ged·ly, adverbcrag·gi·ness, crag·ged·ness, nounun·crag·gy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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US cragged (ˈkræɡɪd)

adjective -gier or -giest

having many crags
(of the face) rugged; rocklike
Derived Formscraggily, adverbcragginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for craggy

mid-15c.; see crag + -y (2).

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