Meaning of raggedy-ass in English:



(also raggedy-assed)
  • 1North American informal In poor condition; shabby.

    • ‘she finally sold that raggedy-ass house’
    • ‘They're making the connection between the money, manpower, and resources expended and how raggedy-ass the rescue effort has been.’
    • ‘Mambo Italiano became a movie and Steve Galluccio laughed all the way to the bank at his raggedy-ass critics.’
    scruffy, well worn, worn, old, worn out, threadbare, moth-eaten, mangy, ragged, frayed, tattered, battered, decrepit, having seen better days, falling apart at the seams
    1. 1.1(of a person) new and inexperienced.
      • ‘who taught you the moves when you were just a raggedy-ass waiter?’