ragtag and bobtail

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

rag entry 1 + tag entry 1

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ragtag and bobtail was in 1725

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Cite this Entry

“Ragtag and bobtail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragtag%20and%20bobtail. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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