ragtag and bobtail

noun

Definition of ragtag and bobtail

: rabble

Examples of ragtag and bobtail in a Sentence

  1. locals complained that rental housing would attract the ragtag and bobtail to their well-groomed suburb

Origin and Etymology of ragtag and bobtail


tag, rag, and bobtail

noun \ ˌtag-ˌrag-ən-ˈbäb-ˌtāl , -ˌrag-ᵊŋ- \
variants: or tagrag and bobtail

Definition of tag, rag, and bobtail

: rabble

Examples of tag, rag, and bobtail in a Sentence

  1. in an apparent effort to keep out the city's tag, rag, and bobtail, the restaurant charges royally high prices for mediocre food

First Known Use of tag, rag, and bobtail

1645



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