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jagged

[jag-id] /ˈdʒæg ɪd/
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 of jagged
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English. See jag1, -ed2
Related forms
jaggedly, adverb
jaggedness, noun
unjagged, adjective
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  • The old, thin hands cut the stones ill and jaggedly, for the fingers were stiff and bent.

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British Dictionary definitions for jaggedly

jagged

/ˈdʒæɡɪd/
adjective
1.
having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate
Derived Forms
jaggedly, adverb
jaggedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for jaggedly

jagged

adj.

mid-15c., from verb jaggen (c.1400) "to pierce, slash, cut; to notch or nick; cut or tear unevenly," Scottish and northern English, of unknown origin. Originally of garments with regular "toothed" edges; meaning "with the edge irregularly cut" is from 1570s. Related: Jaggedly; jaggedness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jaggedly

jagged

adjective

Drunk (1737+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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