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Definition of ragged:

  1. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks.
  2. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
  3. of Rag
  4. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
  5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
  6. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.


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