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raggedy

[rag-i-dee] /ˈræg ɪ di/
adjective
1.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; ragged + -y1
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Examples from the web for raggedy
  • We spread our wet gear on the raggedy wooden bleachers to dry.
  • Leaves that emerge in spring do not mature and crowns appear thin or raggedy.
  • As he approached the age of seven, the raggedy, dissonant city that defined him was growing up too.
British Dictionary definitions for raggedy

raggedy

/ˈræɡɪdɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal) somewhat ragged; tattered: a raggedy doll
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Word Origin and History for raggedy
adj.

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.

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