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raggedy Syllabification: rag·ged·y
Pronunciation: /ˈraɡədē/

Definition of raggedy in English:

adjective

informal , chiefly North American
Scruffy; shabby.
Example sentences
  • In the distant, lying on the summer grass is a body with a worn-out and raggedy cloak.
  • At the rear, there's a raggedy patch of garden, partly covered in grapevines.
  • The coast dipped and curved as we stroked north toward Punta Concepción, past small coves, raggedy desert peaks, and a few dilapidated fishing shacks.

Words that rhyme with raggedy

perfidy • tragedy • remedy

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