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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology

From rag

Pronunciation

  • (verb form): răgd, /rægd/, /r{gd/
  • (adjective): răg'ĭd, /ˈrægɪd/, /"r{gId/

Verb

ragged

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of rag.

Adjective

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Positive
ragged

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  1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
  2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks.
  3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
    A ragged noise of mirth. -Herbert.
  4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
  5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
    What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? -Dryden.

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