Jagged



[jag-id] /ˈdʒæg ɪd/

adjective
1.
having ragged notches, points, or teeth; zigzag:
the jagged edge of a saw; a jagged wound.
2.
having a harsh, rough, or uneven quality.
[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.
/ˈdʒæɡɪd/
adjective
1.
having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate
/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
adj.

mid-15c., from verb jaggen (c.1400) “to pierce, slash, cut; to notch or nick; cut or tear unevenly,” Scottish and northern English, of unknown origin. Originally of garments with regular “toothed” edges; meaning “with the edge irregularly cut” is from 1570s. Related: Jaggedly; jaggedness.
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.

adjective

Drunk (1737+)

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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