Definition of raggedy in English:

raggedy

adjective

North American
informal
  • Scruffy; shabby.

    ‘an old raggedy woman with her uncombed cat’
    • ‘There was another raggedy girl cleaning up tables behind me, and she was singing too.’
    • ‘At the rear, there's a raggedy patch of garden, partly covered in grapevines.’
    • ‘The den contains a raggedy rug and two sketches Ty did himself of a beaver and a rooster.’
    • ‘He shut the door quickly, and turned to find a thin, raggedy cat licking the snow from its mangy coat in the middle of his kitchen floor.’
    • ‘The boy pulled something from a raggedy pocket.’
    • ‘When the actors reemerge, long shreds of colorful fabrics hang heavy from raggedy costumes, as if a silly-string battle had broken out in the greenroom.’
    • ‘She still slept with the worn teddy bear and the very raggedy blanket but only Karina knew this.’
    • ‘Please don't keep your toenails raggedy when clippers, emery boards and pumice stones are readily available.’
    • ‘His clothes were unkempt and raggedy, and his belly protruded very visibly.’
    • ‘In the distant, lying on the summer grass is a body with a worn-out and raggedy cloak.’
    • ‘You can look up and down this street and see how raggedy it is.’
    • ‘He cuts his hair raggedy, dyes it black, doesn't wash it.’
    • ‘The old man, twisting the end of his long, raggedy beard, contemplates his order, and then takes out his change.’
    • ‘Instead of people with unkempt hair and raggedy clothes, there were well-dressed servants and slaves, and an occasional noble riding by.’
    • ‘The lights dimmed and a raggedy band assembled onstage.’
    • ‘She held a doll in her hand, a grubby raggedy thing.’
    • ‘It was a plain, raggedy old bag, but it was cheap and did its job.’
    • ‘The coast dipped and curved as we stroked north toward Punta Concepción, past small coves, raggedy desert peaks, and a few dilapidated fishing shacks.’
    • ‘The last of its tumble-down outlying villages, with its cheering raggedy children, was left behind many hours ago.’
    • ‘These Agents were dressed in raggedy, torn clothes.’
    shabby, well worn, worn, worn to shreds, threadbare, tattered, in tatters, in ribbons, in rags, in holes, holey, falling to pieces, falling apart at the seams, ragged, frayed, patched, moth-eaten, faded, seedy, shoddy, sorry, scruffy, dilapidated, crumbling, broken-down, run down, tumbledown, decrepit, deteriorated, on its last legs, having seen better days, time-worn
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Pronunciation

raggedy

/ˈraɡɪdi/