raggedy


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rag·ged·y

 (răg′ĭ-dē)
adj. rag·ged·i·er, rag·ged·i·est
Tattered or worn-out; ragged.

raggedy

(ˈræɡɪdɪ)
adj
informal somewhat ragged; tattered: a raggedy doll.

rag•ged•y

(ˈræg ɪ di)

adj.
somewhat ragged, tattered, or shaggy.
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raggedy

adjective
Torn into or marked by shreds or tatters:
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raggedy

[ˈrægɪdi] adj [person] → déguenillé(e); [clothes] → loqueteux/euse
References in classic literature ?
We struck across the big yard, noticing this, that, and t'other thing that was so familiar, and we so glad to see it again, and when we got to the roofed big passageway betwixt the double log house and the kitchen part, there was everything hanging on the wall just as it used to was, even to Uncle Silas's old faded green baize working-gown with the hood to it, and raggedy white patch between the shoulders that always looked like somebody had hit him with a snowball; and then we lifted the latch and walked in.
As hellebore flowers emerge, remove the old foliage, which looks a bit raggedy now.
As Hutto explains in Touching the Wild , he had to be out with the herd every day for two years to gain the first signs of trust from them, but once he won full acceptance from their leader, a doe he called Raggedy Anne, he could move among the individuals in the herd and no one paid attention.
During his tenure as Time Lord, he teamed up with Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) who called him her Raggedy Man, and more recently Clara Oswald (Jenna Louise Coleman).
It did the job to perfection, however it reeked of acid and it made my raggedy cuticles sting a bit.
Tye Sheridan and newcomer Jacob Lofland are kid pals who discover raggedy man Mud (McConaughey) living feral on a remote Mississippi island.
Long straggly, jet-black hair, heavy make-up and raggedy black clothing are very much a part of what make him who he is and he's not showing any signs that he's prepared to give them up, despite the fact that he's in his 50's.
The illustrations are quite amusing, a bit rough and raggedy as appropriate to the characters and tough street setting, and positive messages of supportive family abound.
But this year our imagination is wrapped especially tightly in a raggedy blanket, tucked softly in memory.
Half a mile in, Joe hits a raggedy bit of kerbstone and traps his man-bits betwixt surf shorts and cross bar.
The X Factor singer was a dead ringer for US dolly and storybook character Raggedy Ann.