Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or forming ridges.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rising in a ridge or ridges; ridged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a ridge or ridges; rising in a ridge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Rising in a ridge or ridges.
  • adjective Describing something as having ridges; ridged.

Etymologies

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From ridge +‎ -y.

Examples

  • 'Observe,' he says, 'the only hints at form given throughout are in the somewhat vague words "ridgy," "massy," "close," and

    Marmion

  • "ridgy" work and endures the horror of seeing the gentle, thin-skinned creatures bleed under his awkward shears.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • Elizabeth stepped away gingerly, following the line left by the high tide, eyes zeroing in on the ridgy cups of limpet shells, the blue glint of mussels with their bright pearly insides.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Elizabeth stepped away gingerly, following the line left by the high tide, eyes zeroing in on the ridgy cups of limpet shells, the blue glint of mussels with their bright pearly insides.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • The ridgy precipices, which formed the sides of these huge ravines, showed their splintery and rugged edges over the vapor, as if dividing from each other the descending streams of mist which rolled around them.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • The hopper nearly ended up on the menu at Maccas, but he racked off ridgy-didge.

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2007

  • The hopper nearly ended up on the menu at Maccas, but he racked off ridgy-didge.

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2007

  • (I may here remark that I suppose myself to be better acquainted than any living authority, with the ridgy effect of a wedding – ring, passing unsympathetically over the human countenance.)

    Great Expectations

  • They march to water in Indian file, with the bulls leading, and when threatened, take strategic advantage of ridgy ground, slinking warily along in the hollows, the bulls acting as sentinels, and bringing up the rear in case of an attack from dogs.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • His back was covered with a piece of raw hide, over which were several mats, and on either side of the ridgy backbone a shallow basket, filled with fresh leaves and twigs, and held in place by ropes of rattan.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

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