Origin of jagged
verb (used with object), jagged, jag·ging.
verb (used without object), jagged, jag·ging.
Origin of jag1
Examples from the Web for jagged
Their jagged edges and razor sharp teeth make you stand a little further back then normal.
Picasso worked from the photograph to create the blocked, jagged shapes he painted on canvas.
The landscape is immense—rivers, hills, flatlands, jagged mountains.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Situated at 5,400 feet, it's encircled by jagged peaks that make you feel you're cupped inside a caldera.Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America|Condé Nast Traveler|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A ski and snowboard week held in the jagged Sierra Nevada mountain range.
He found several twisted pieces of metal—a jagged piece of engine.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
Patroclus came to meet him, holding his spear in his left hand, while in his right he grasped a jagged stone.Stories from the Iliad|H. L. Havell
Certainly I could see the jagged peaks of it, the last point running off in a long wavering line of weakness.May Iverson's Career|Elizabeth Jordan
The night came down swiftly, for a great stormcloud, in which jagged lightning played, blotted out the last rays of the sunk sun.Fair Margaret|H. Rider Haggard
Dangling from a jagged piece of rock half way down the cliff, we found Polly Mathers's coat, torn and drabbled with mud.The Four Pools Mystery|Jean Webster
verb jags, jagging or jagged
Word Origin for jag
- intoxication from drugs or alcohol
- a bout of drinking or drug taking
Word Origin for jag
mid-15c., from verb jaggen (c.1400) "to pierce, slash, cut; to notch or nick; cut or tear unevenly," Scottish and northern English, of unknown origin. Originally of garments with regular "toothed" edges; meaning "with the edge irregularly cut" is from 1570s. Related: Jaggedly; jaggedness.
"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.