ragged

[ rag-id ]
/ ˈræg ɪd /

adjective

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Origin of ragged

First recorded in 1250–1300, ragged is from the Middle English word ragget.See rag1, -ed3

SYNONYMS FOR ragged

2 shredded, rent.

OTHER WORDS FROM ragged

rag·ged·ly, adverbrag·ged·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ragged

ragged
/ (ˈræɡɪd) /

adjective

(of clothes) worn to rags; tattered
(of a person) dressed in shabby tattered clothes
having a neglected or unkempt appearanceragged weeds
having a loose, rough, or uneven surface or edge; jagged
uneven or irregulara ragged beat; a ragged shout

Derived forms of ragged

raggedly, adverbraggedness, noun

Word Origin for ragged

C13: probably from ragge rag 1
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Idioms and Phrases with ragged

ragged

see run one ragged.

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