shagrag

noun
shag·rag | \ˈshaˌgrag, ˈshaaˌgraa(ə)g, ˈshaiˌgraig\

Definition of shagrag 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a ragged or contemptible person

2 : ragtag sense 1 used in the phrase shagrag and bobtail

shagrag

adjective
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Definition of shagrag (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic

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History and Etymology for shagrag

Noun

alteration (probably influenced by shag entry 2) of shakerag

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