American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sharp projection; a barb.
- n. A hanging flap along the edge of a garment.
- n. A slash or slit in a garment exposing material of a different color.
- v. To cut jags in; notch.
- v. To cut unevenly.
- v. Scots To jab sharply; prick.
- n. Slang A bout of drinking or drug use.
- n. Slang A period of overindulgence in an activity; a spree: a shopping jag; a crying jag. See Synonyms at binge.
- n. A small load or portion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To notch; cut or slash in notches, teeth, or ragged points.
- To prick, jab, or lacerate, as with a knife or dirk.
- Nautical, to lay or fold in long bights, as a rope or tackle, and tie up with stops.
- n. A sharp notch or tooth, as of a saw; a ragged or tattered point; a zig-zag.
- n. One of a series of points or dags cut in the edge of a garment for ornament: a style much in favor in France and England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. See dag.
- n. A stab or jab, as with a sharp instrument.
- n. In botany, a cleft or division.—5. A barbed joining or dovetail; a jag-bolt.
- To carry, as a load: as, to jag hay.
- n. A one-horse load; a wagon-load.
- n. A saddle-bag; a wallet.
- n. As much liquor as one can carry: as, to have a jag on hence, a drunken condition.
- n. A fare or catch of fish.
- n. A lot, parcel, load, or quantity: as, a, jag of oysters.
- n. A rustic; a farm-hand: as, a plow jag.
- n. A sharp projection.
- n. Scotland A medical injection.
- v. To cut unevenly.
- v. To tease.
- n. A binge or period of overindulgence; a spree.
- n. a one-horse cart load, or, in modern times, a truck load, of hay or wood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A notch; a cleft; a barb; a ragged or sharp protuberance; a denticulation.
- n. A part broken off; a fragment.
- n. (Bot.) A cleft or division.
- n. Scot., Scot., Scot. A leather bag or wallet saddlebags.
- n. Slang, U. S. & Dial. Eng. Enough liquor to make a man noticeably drunk; a small “load;” a time or case of drunkeness; -- esp. in phr.
To have a jag on, to be drunk.
- v. To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch.
- n. Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S. A small load, as of hay or grain in the straw, or of ore.
- v. Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S. To carry, as a load
- n. (Mil.), Acronym Same as Judge-Advocate General.
- n. a sharp projection on an edge or surface
- n. a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing
- n. a bout of drinking or drug taking
- v. cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge
- n. a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing
- Circa 1597; originally "load of broom or furze", variant of British English dialectal chag ("tree branch; branch of broom or furze"), from Old English ċeacga ("broom, furze"), from Proto-Germanic *kagô (compare dialectal German Kag ("stump, cabbage, stalk"), Swedish dialect kage ("stumps"), Norwegian dialect kage ("low bush"), of unknown origin. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English jagge.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Jag skiter i allt annat, jag lovar jag svär jag vill ha dig i min famn, höra alla dina andetag jag vill vara till hjälp när du känner dej”
“The old time ---- was condemned by the United States Government as an intoxicant and stimulant, and cures were sold in various parts of the country for the ---- "jag," yet in the new advertisement the following appears:”
“In southern Ohio, and in the mountain districts of West Virginia the "---- jag" was a standard form of intoxication.”
“Making Forty Mile with a view to dissipating his newly found wealth in a gormandizing "jag," he sent the settlers in that ramshackle camp into wild excitement by producing nuggets of a size hitherto unmatched.”
“He had set his mind on a "jag" of the worst description -- to drink and forget.”
“The "jag" he developed was something phenomenal, and he was finally locked up in the Bastile by common consent.”
“They shut their eyes and literally feel what is going on -- see pistols flashing, as the man, with a well-developed Texas "jag," sees keyholes in the door at 3 o'clock G.M. -- just legions of them.”
“Since I’m on a bit of a word-coining jag of late, I should note that the scintillating Laure has improved upon my tag for a literary phenomenon I’d long dubbed “Paul Auster Syndrome,” offering the far more concise Austerism.”
“A "jag," be it known, means primarily a load, secondarily a "load," or”
“In which case, I apologize and will think twice before using the term "jag" again.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘jag’.
Key words of the Odyssey by Homer in English including all those famous repeating epitethons like
A list of English words that are three letters long.
words from the world of Bas-Lag
3 letter words, not the girl band.
boggle and speed scrabble would not be half as fun without them.
Anything related to Scottish culture, cuisine, language, history and so on. Does not include Gaelic words unless acceptable (roughly speaking!) in a wider sense.
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's book, Ptolemy's Gate.
This is a collection of words I love, old ones that I love the sound of when I repeat them for years and new ones coined in news articles on up and coming trends and technologies - most of them I k...
Oddball units of measurement that catch my fancy
See also reesetee's excellent list The Measure of Man
my first time
Looking for tweets for jag.