In crisp khakis, the cop stands at the head of a raggedy line of about 20 of us aspirants.
Inside, a pair of cats closely stand guard and a raggedy Ann doll teeters over in one corner, as Bryk explains his candidacy.
The real-life Annabelle is a raggedy Ann that Lorraine Warren once warned me in no uncertain terms not to touch.
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.