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ragged (adj.)

of clothing or garments, "rough, shaggy," c. 1300 (late 12c. in surnames), past-participle adjective as though from a verb form of rag (n.1). Compare Latin pannosus "ragged, wrinkly," from pannus "piece of cloth." But ragged might reflect a broader, older meaning of the noun rag (n.1), perhaps from or reinforced by Old Norse raggaðr "shaggy," via Old English raggig "shaggy, bristly, rough" (which, Barnhart writes, "was almost surely developed from Scandinavian").

Of persons, "wearing tattered clothes," late 14c. From late 14c. of plants or leaves, "serrated." To run (someone) ragged is from 1915. Related: Raggedly; raggedness.

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Definitions of ragged from WordNet

ragged (adj.)
being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn;
a ragged tramp
clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's
ragged (adj.)
worn out from stress or strain;
run ragged
ragged (adj.)
having an irregular outline;
text set with ragged right margins
herded the class into a ragged line
From wordnet.princeton.edu