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jaggy

[ jag-ee ]
/ ˈdʒæg i /
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adjective, jag·gi·er, jag·gi·est.

jagged; notched.

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Origin of jaggy

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

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

    Peter and Wendy|James Matthew Barrie

British Dictionary definitions for jaggy

jaggy
/ (ˈdʒæɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

a less common word for jagged
Scot prickly
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