Origin of jaggy

First recorded in 1710–20; jag1 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for jaggy

Historical Examples of jaggy

  • So let us watch and say jaggy things, in the hope that some of them will hurt.

    Peter and Wendy

    James Matthew Barrie

  • I like its roundnesses—and I hate the jaggy dryness of lime-stone, that burns in the sun, and withers.

    Sea and Sardinia

    D. H. Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for jaggy


adjective -gier or -giest
  1. a less common word for jagged
  2. Scot prickly
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