adjective (-gedier; -est) Date: 1881 ragged

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  • raggedy — (adj.) 1845, U.S. Southern, from RAGGED (Cf. ragged) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Raggedy Ann stories first published 1918, character created by U.S. illustrator Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938). Raggedy ass by 1930 …   Etymology dictionary

  • raggedy — [rag′i dē] adj. somewhat ragged, or tattered …   English World dictionary

  • raggedy — ˈragə̇dē, di adjective Etymology: ragged + y : marked by or tending to raggedness : somewhat ragged a raggedy man raggedy hair you look starved and raggedy Saul Bellow making raggedy yellow and black patterns Richard Llewellyn raggedy carnival… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raggedy — [[t]ræ̱gɪdi[/t]] ADJ GRADED People and things that are raggedy are dirty and untidy. Raggedy clothes are old and torn. [INFORMAL] The people there, quite raggedy, stare at us. ...an old man in a raggedy topcoat …   English dictionary

  • raggedy — adj In bad condition. Get your raggedy ride out a here poser! 1890s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • raggedy — ragged ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of cloth or clothes) old and torn. 2) wearing ragged clothes. 3) rough or irregular. 4) lacking finish, smoothness, or uniformity. 5) suffering from exhaustion or stress. ● run someone ragged Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • raggedy — said of cod in Newfoundland that were imperfectly dried and had a rough, slightly cracked surface …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • raggedy — /rag i dee/, adj. ragged. [1885 90; RAGGED + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • raggedy — adjective a) Torn, ragged or tattered. b) Wearing such clothes …   Wiktionary

  • raggedy — Synonyms and related words: beat up, bedraggled, blowzy, careless, chintzy, dilapidated, dowdy, down at heel, down at the heels, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, frayed, frazzled, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, full of holes, grubby, holey, in… …   Moby Thesaurus

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