- having ragged notches, points, or teeth; zigzag: the jagged edge of a saw; a jagged wound.
- having a harsh, rough, or uneven quality.
- having sharp projecting notches; ragged; serrate
mid-15c., from verb jaggen (c.1400) “to pierce, slash, cut; to notch or nick; cut or tear unevenly,” Scottish and northern English, of unknown origin. Originally of garments with regular “toothed” edges; meaning “with the edge irregularly cut” is from 1570s. Related: Jaggedly; jaggedness.