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jagged

[ jag-id ]
/ ˈdʒæg ɪd /
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adjective

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

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RELATED WORDS

craggy, uneven, rugged, irregular, broken, ridged, barbed, pointed, serrated, cleft, rough, harsh, scabrous, denticulate, snaggy, toothed, unlevel

Nearby words

jagannath, jagatai, jagello, jagellon, jager, jagged, jaggedly, jagger, jaggery, jaggies, jaggy

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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