One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ragged.‘his raggy clothes’
- ‘I could hear the leader's raggy voice too close to my ear.’
- ‘Despite the good care it received there Mr Duffy became concerned at its condition and established a committee to deal with the raggy banner.’
- ‘Remember, this was not any old raggy bit of bull, it was a genuine 400 gram T-bone.’
- ‘I still have some of the photocopied papers I copied off when I was an undergraduate, and boy, do they look raggy.’
- ‘This girl in raggy jeans and a seat shirt does not look like any of the other ones!’
- ‘He comes out wearing raggy jeans and a beat up jacket on top of a faded black t-shirt.’
- ‘I was one of the ugly sisters and another teacher became a raggy Cinderella.’
- ‘They are kids and kids are supposed to be grubby and a bit raggy round the edges.’
- ‘He played that sad raggy tune like a musical fool.’
- ‘He strapped his pants on with a brow belt, his clothes were some what raggy.’
- ‘It was a faded, raggy old handkerchief, splashed with blood.’
- ‘I could get a raggy skirt and a jacket that would make Sergeant Pepper proud.’
- ‘He was wearing the same raggy jeans that almost totally covered his shoes which was weird seeing as he had long legs.’
- ‘She sports a raggy Sid Vicious t-shirt so you know she's not your typical saccharine-soaked pre-pubescent.’
- ‘A few travelers had set up their camps in sight of the grounds, Claire could just see their raggy tents from where she was.’
- ‘The left slipper sock has been becoming tattered and pulled and raggy, but at least it's been in my room.’
Late Old English, of Scandinavian origin.
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