rag·​bag | \ ˈrag-ˌbag How to pronounce ragbag (audio) \

Definition of ragbag

1 : a bag for scraps
2 : a miscellaneous collection

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Examples of ragbag in a Sentence

gave away a ragbag of souvenirs and trinkets she had accumulated over the years
Recent Examples on the Web In our ragbag of stereotypes, ostriches have thus become the quintessential dim-witted animals. National Geographic, "They may look goofy, but ostriches are nobody’s fool," 4 Aug. 2020 The result is a colorful, yet cohesive ragbag that’s symbolic of the cultural diversity in today’s society. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "This L.A.-Based Artist Wants You to Consider Your Immigrant Status," 4 Apr. 2018 Thirty-two of its passengers—a ragbag of revolutionaries and their family members—were on their way to Russia. Andrew Stuttaford, WSJ, "The Wheels of Revolution," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of ragbag

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ragbag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragbag. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ragbag

chiefly British : a collection of very different things

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