Jag



[jag] /dʒæg/

noun
1.
a sharp projection on an edge or surface.
verb (used with object), jagged, jagging.
2.
to cut or slash, especially in points or pendants along the edge; form notches, teeth, or ragged points in.
verb (used without object), jagged, jagging.
3.
to move with a jerk; jog.
[jag] /dʒæg/
noun
1.
a period of unrestrained indulgence in an activity; spree; binge:
a crying jag; a talking jag.
2.
a state of intoxication from liquor.
3.
Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. a load, as of hay or wood.
1.
Judge Advocate General.
/dʒæɡ/
verb jags, jagging, jagged
1.
(transitive) to cut unevenly; make jagged
2.
(Austral) to catch (fish) by impaling them on an unbaited hook
noun, verb
3.
(Scot) an informal word for jab (sense 3), jab (sense 5)
noun
4.
a jagged notch or projection
/dʒæɡ/
noun (slang)
1.

2.
a period of uncontrolled activity: a crying jag
/dʒæɡ/
noun
1.
(informal) a Jaguar car: often understood as a symbol of affluence
abbreviation
1.
Judge Advocate General
n.

“period of unrestrained activity,” 1887, American English, perhaps via intermediate sense of “as much drink as a man can hold” (1670s), from earlier meaning “load of hay or wood” (1590s), of unknown origin. Used in U.S. colloquial speech from 1834 to mean “a quantity, a lot.”

“slash or rend in a garment,” c.1400, of unknown origin.

noun

Related Terms

crying jag

[1887+; fr jag, ”a load,” found by 1597, whence ”as much liquor as a man can drink,” found by 1678]

noun

A Jaguar automobile (1950s+)
judge advocate general

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