ragtag and bobtail

noun

Definition of ragtag and bobtail 

: rabble

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Synonyms & Antonyms for ragtag and bobtail

Synonyms

proletariat, rabble, riffraff, rout, scum, trash

Antonyms

aristocracy, elite, gentry, society, upper class, upper crust

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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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The first known use of ragtag and bobtail was in 1725

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