- A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.
- Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.
- A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
- A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.
- A ragged edge.
- A sail, or any piece of canvas.
- A piece of ragtime music.
verb (rag, g, ing)
- The song mapleleaf has a pleasant, bouncy tune.
- (context, slang, pejorative) A newspaper, magazine.
- (context, poker slang) A card that appears to help no one.
- (context, poker slang) A low card
Etymology: :Middle English <i>ragge</i>, from Old English <i>ragg</i>, from Old Norse <i>rgg</i> tuft, shagginess - ca. 14th century:7 - Short for ragtime - ca. 1897
- To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
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