- 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
Examples from the Web for jaggedly
Historical Examples of jaggedly
The old, thin hands cut the stones ill and jaggedly, for the fingers were stiff and bent.Dreams
- having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate
Word Origin and History for jaggedly
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.