ragtag and bobtail

noun

Definition of ragtag and bobtail

: rabble

Examples of ragtag and bobtail in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of ragtag and bobtail

1725, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ragtag and bobtail

rag entry 1 + tag entry 1

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“Ragtag and bobtail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragtag%20and%20bobtail. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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