jagged

[ jag-id ]
/ ˈdʒæg ɪd /

adjective

having ragged notches, points, or teeth; zigzag: the jagged edge of a saw; a jagged wound.
having a harsh, rough, or uneven quality.

Origin of jagged

1400–50; late Middle English. See jag1, -ed2
Related formsjag·ged·ly, adverbjag·ged·ness, nounun·jag·ged, adjective

Definition for jagged (2 of 2)

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 formsjag·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jagged (1 of 5)

jagged

/ (ˈdʒæɡɪd) /

adjective

having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate
Derived Formsjaggedly, adverbjaggedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for jagged (2 of 5)

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 jagged (3 of 5)

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 jagged (4 of 5)

Jag

/ (dʒæɡ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for jagged (5 of 5)

JAG


abbreviation for

Judge Advocate General
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