- ragged edge,
- ragged jacket,
- ragged robin,
- ragged school,
Origin of raggedy
Examples from the Web for raggedy
Inside, a pair of cats closely stand guard and a Raggedy Ann doll teeters over in one corner, as Bryk explains his candidacy.Brooklyn’s Lazy Carpetbagger Sets His Sights on an Alaska Senate Seat|David Freedlander|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I retired safely to my little bed in the front room with its raggedy sheets and thin holy blanket.Two Chickens, an Old Guitar, and a Group of Strangers: A Life-Changing Feast in Brazil|Annabel Langbein|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The real-life Annabelle is a Raggedy Ann that Lorraine Warren once warned me in no uncertain terms not to touch.
In crisp khakis, the cop stands at the head of a raggedy line of about 20 of us aspirants.The Perils of Driving in India: One Man’s Quest for a Driver’s License|Dilip D’Souza|October 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
My mother called the doll Raggedy Andy and it was by this name that I have always known him.
Raggedy Andy had not lived in the house as long as the others; so he did not know the way to the room in which the machine stood.
And, saying this, Raggedy Andy put his rag arm into the lovely shell's mouth.
Raggedy Andy could patiently wait until Marcella put all the dollies to bed and left them for the night, alone in the nursery.
This was great fun for the puppy dog, but Raggedy Ann did not enjoy it.Raggedy Ann Stories|Johnny Gruelle
1845, U.S. Southern, from ragged + -y (2). Raggedy Ann stories first published 1918, character created by U.S. illustrator Johnny Gruelle (1880-1938). The tangle of tales about the origin of the doll and the name probably are mostly invention, sorrow's grieving-shrine for Marcella Gruelle (1902-1915), best left alone.