Definition of raggedy-ass in English:


(also raggedy-assed)


North American
  • 1In poor condition; shabby.

    ‘she finally sold that raggedy-ass house’
    • ‘Mambo Italiano became a movie and Steve Galluccio laughed all the way to the bank at his raggedy-ass critics.’
    • ‘They're making the connection between the money, manpower, and resources expended and how raggedy-ass the rescue effort has been.’
    scruffy, well worn, worn, old, worn out, threadbare, moth-eaten, mangy, ragged, frayed, tattered, battered, decrepit, having seen better days, falling apart at the seams
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) new and inexperienced.
      ‘who taught you the moves when you were just a raggedy-ass waiter?’