torn and in bad condition:
clothes etcalso rag‧ged‧y especially American English
the ragged blankets on the bed
a raggedy hat
wearing clothes that are old and torn:
Crowds of ragged children played among the rocks.
having a rough uneven edge or surface:
The old photograph looked a little ragged at the edges.
a ragged hole
not regular or together:
The crowd gave a ragged cheer.
tired after using a lot of effort:
He looked ragged, so I told him to go to bed.
He ran United's defence ragged (=made them do a lot of work).
6 American English informal
to be feeling very tired or upset
She was breathing raggedly.
—raggedness noun [uncountable]