rag·​top ˈrag-ˌtäp How to pronounce ragtop (audio)
: a convertible automobile

Examples of ragtop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When production of the old ragtop ceased, however, some of the wonder went out of Jaguars. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 24 Apr. 2023 The livelihood of the convertible might be threatened by hulking SUVs, but a handful of sporty stalwarts continue to validate the timeless allure of alfresco driving—especially when that ragtop is paired with the right road. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2023 One way or another, ragtop Jags never shorted you on emotion. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 24 Apr. 2023 Basically, Brits are tickled pink anytime their beloved ragtops are close at hand. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 24 Apr. 2023 For instance, the available panoramic roof and roll-down rear window give the Tundra the airiest pickup cabin this side of a ragtop Jeep Gladiator. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 30 Sep. 2022 My first car was a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air ragtop. David L. Scott, WSJ, 11 Sep. 2020 Then there's the Cadillac Allanté, the bargain-basement ragtop of this group at $64,843. Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, 30 Dec. 2022 Anybody who bought a V12 Vantage coupe on the grounds of the exclusivity guaranteed by its 333-unit production run likely won't be pleased by the arrival of the ragtop. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 20 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ragtop was in 1952

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“Ragtop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ragtop. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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