Definition of raggedy-ass in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈraɡədēas/
(also raggedy-assed)


[attributive] North American informal
1Shabby; miserably inadequate: she finally sold that raggedy-ass house
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  • They're making the connection between the money, manpower, and resources expended and how raggedy-ass the rescue effort has been.
  • Mambo Italiano became a movie and Steve Galluccio laughed all the way to the bank at his raggedy-ass critics.
1.1(Of a person) new and inexperienced.

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Syllabification: rag·ged·y-ass

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