jagged

[jag-id]
adjective
1.
having ragged notches, points, or teeth; zigzag: the jagged edge of a saw; a jagged wound.
2.
having a harsh, rough, or uneven quality.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English. See jag1, -ed2

jaggedly, adverb
jaggedness, noun
unjagged, adjective
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jag

1 [jag]
noun
1.
a sharp projection on an edge or surface.
verb (used with object), jagged, jagging.
2.
to cut or slash, especially in points or pendants along the edge; form notches, teeth, or ragged points in.
verb (used without object), jagged, jagging.
3.
to move with a jerk; jog.

Origin:
1350–1400; late Middle English jagge (noun), jaggen (v.), of obscure origin

jagless, adjective
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jag or jagg1 (dʒæɡ)
 
vb , jags, jagging, jagged
1.  (tr) to cut unevenly; make jagged
2.  (Austral) to catch (fish) by impaling them on an unbaited hook
 
n, —vb
3.  (Scot) jab an informal word for jab
 
n
4.  a jagged notch or projection
 
[C14: of unknown origin]
 
jagg or jagg1
 
vb
 
n, —vb
 
n
 
[C14: of unknown origin]

jag2 (dʒæɡ)
 
n
1.  a.  intoxication from drugs or alcohol
 b.  a bout of drinking or drug taking
2.  a period of uncontrolled activity: a crying jag
 
[of unknown origin]

Jag (dʒæɡ)
 
n
informal a Jaguar car: often understood as a symbol of affluence

JAG
 
abbreviation for
Judge Advocate General

jagged (ˈdʒæɡɪd)
 
adj
having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate
 
'jaggedly
 
adv
 
'jaggedness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

jag
"period of unrestrained activity," 1887, Amer.Eng. from sense "load of hay or wood" (1597), of unknown origin, used in U.S. colloquial speech from 1834 to mean "a quantity, a lot."

jagged
1440, from obs. verb jaggen (1373) "to notch or nick," Scot. and northern English, of unknown origin. Originally of garments with regular "toothed" edges; meaning "with the edge irregularly cut" is from 1577.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
JAG
judge advocate general
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Example sentences
It has towering cliffs, jagged ridges, and deep valleys.
Deaths due to state-based conflicts show jagged peaks in the two world wars,
  followed by a bumpy but consistent trailing-off.
The jagged edge mixes the airflow coming out of the jet engine in a way that
  reduces turbulence.
Out of the jagged hole hangs the blade of a propeller.
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