from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- transitive v. To cut jags in; notch.
- transitive v. To cut unevenly.
- transitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sharp projection.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A notch; a cleft; a barb; a ragged or sharp protuberance; a denticulation.
- n. A part broken off; a fragment.
- n. A cleft or division.
- n. A leather bag or wallet
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch.
- n. A small load, as of hay or grain in the straw, or of ore.
- transitive v. To carry, as a load
- n. Same as Judge-Advocate General.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Middle English jagge.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The noun is from late Middle English jagge, the verb is from jaggen. (Wiktionary)
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)