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rag

play
noun \ˈrag\

Definition of rag

  1. 1a :  a waste piece of clothb rags plural :  clothes usually in poor or ragged conditionc :  clothing the rag trade

  2. 2 :  something resembling a rag

  3. 3 :  newspaper; especially :  a sleazy newspaper

Origin and Etymology of rag

Middle English ragge, from Old English *ragg, from Old Norse rǫgg tuft, shagginess


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rag

noun

Definition of rag

  1. 1 :  any of various hard rocks

  2. 2 :  a large roofing slate that is rough on one side

Origin and Etymology of rag

Middle English ragge

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rag

verb

Definition of rag

ragged

play \ˈragd\;

ragging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rail at :  scold

  3. 2 :  torment, tease

rag on

  1. :  to make fun of

Examples of rag in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of rag

origin unknown


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rag

noun

Definition of rag

chiefly British

  1. :  an outburst of boisterous fun; also :  prank

First Known Use of rag

1825


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rag

noun

Definition of rag

  1. :  a composition in ragtime

Origin and Etymology of rag

short for ragtime



RAG Defined for English Language Learners

rag

verb

Definition of rag for English Language Learners

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


RAG Defined for Kids

rag

play
noun \ˈrag\

Definition of rag for Students

  1. 1 :  a worn piece of cloth

  2. 2 rags plural :  shabby or very worn clothing The child is dressed in rags.



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