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1rag

noun \ˈrag\

Definition of RAG

1
a :  a waste piece of cloth
b plural :  clothes usually in poor or ragged condition
c :  clothing <the rag trade>
2
:  something resembling a rag
3
:  newspaper; especially :  a sleazy newspaper

Origin of RAG

Middle English ragge, from Old English *ragg, from Old Norse rǫgg tuft, shagginess
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with RAG

2rag

noun

Definition of RAG

1
:  any of various hard rocks
2
:  a large roofing slate that is rough on one side

Origin of RAG

Middle English ragge
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

3rag

verb

: to laugh at and make jokes about (someone) ( US )

ragged \ˈragd\ rag·ging

Full Definition of RAG

transitive verb
1
:  to rail at :  scold
2
:  torment, tease
rag on
:  to make fun of

Examples of RAG

  1. <several readers called in to rag the editor for his paper's repeated grammatical lapses>

Origin of RAG

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1739

4rag

noun

Definition of RAG

chiefly British
:  an outburst of boisterous fun; also :  prank

First Known Use of RAG

1864

5rag

noun

Definition of RAG

:  a composition in ragtime

Origin of RAG

short for ragtime
First Known Use: 1897
RAG Defined for Kids

rag

noun \ˈrag\

Definition of RAG for Kids

1
:  a worn piece of cloth
2
rags plural :  shabby or very worn clothing <The child is dressed in rags.>
June 29, 2015
expeditious Hear it
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