EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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
-ed 2 Related forms jag·ged·ly, adverb jag·ged·ness, noun un·jag·ged, adjective
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Examples from the Web for jaggedly Historical Examples of jaggedly British Dictionary definitions for jaggedly adjective having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate Derived Forms jaggedly, adverb jaggedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for jaggedly adj.
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.
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