jag

1
[ jag ]
/ dʒæg /

noun

a sharp projection on an edge or surface.

verb (used with object), jagged, jag·ging.

to cut or slash, especially in points or pendants along the edge; form notches, teeth, or ragged points in.

verb (used without object), jagged, jag·ging.

to move with a jerk; jog.

Origin of jag

1
1350–1400; late Middle English jagge (noun), jaggen (v.), of obscure origin

Related forms

jag·less, adjective

Definition for jag (2 of 3)

jag

2
[ jag ]
/ dʒæg /

noun

a period of unrestrained indulgence in an activity; spree; binge: a crying jag; a talking jag.
a state of intoxication from liquor.
Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. a load, as of hay or wood.

Origin of jag

2
1590–1600; perhaps orig. load of broom or furze (compare Old English ceacga broom, furze)

Definition for jag (3 of 3)

J.A.G.

or JAG


Judge Advocate General.
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British Dictionary definitions for jag (1 of 4)

jag

1

jagg

/ (dʒæɡ) /

verb jags, jagging or jagged

(tr) to cut unevenly; make jagged
Australian to catch (fish) by impaling them on an unbaited hook

noun, verb

Scot an informal word for jab (def. 3), jab (def. 5)

noun

a jagged notch or projection

Word Origin for jag

C14: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for jag (2 of 4)

jag

2
/ (dʒæɡ) /

noun slang

  1. intoxication from drugs or alcohol
  2. a bout of drinking or drug taking
a period of uncontrolled activitya crying jag

Word Origin for jag

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for jag (3 of 4)

Jag

/ (dʒæɡ) /

noun

informal a Jaguar car: often understood as a symbol of affluence

British Dictionary definitions for jag (4 of 4)

JAG


abbreviation for

Judge Advocate General
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