Ragged

Definition of Ragged

Rag´ged   Pronunciation: răg´gĕd
a.1.Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
2.Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough; jagged; as, ragged rocks.
3.Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
4.Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
5.Rough; shaggy; rugged.
What shepherd owns those ragged sheep?
- Dryden.
Ragged lady
(Bot.) the fennel flower (Nigella Damascena).
Ragged robin
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Lychnis (Lychnis Flos-cuculi), cultivated for its handsome flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes.
Ragged sailor
(Bot.) prince's feather (Polygonum orientale).
Ragged school
a free school for poor children, where they are taught and in part fed; - a name given at first because they came in their common clothing.

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