Definitions for ragræg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a worthless piece of cloth, esp. one that is torn or worn.

  2. rags, ragged or tattered clothing.

  3. any article of apparel regarded deprecatingly.

  4. a cloth-based pulp used in making high-quality paper, as bond.

    Category: Printing

  5. a shred, scrap, or fragmentary bit of anything.

  6. something of very low value or in very poor condition.

    Category: Informal

  7. Informal. a newspaper or magazine regarded with contempt or distaste.

Origin of rag:

1275–1325; ME ragge < Scand

rag*ræg(v.; n.)ragged, rag•ging

  1. (v.t.)to scold.

    Category: Informal

  2. to subject to a teasing.

    Category: Informal

  3. Brit. to torment; tease.

    Category: Informal, British

* Informal..

Origin of rag:



  1. a musical composition in ragtime.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of rag:

1895–1900; shortened form of ragtime

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter(noun)

    a small piece of cloth or paper

  2. rag, rag week(noun)

    a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

  3. ragtime, rag(noun)

    music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

  4. tabloid, rag, sheet(noun)

    newspaper with half-size pages

  5. rag(verb)

    a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

  6. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate(verb)

    treat cruelly

    "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

  7. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)

    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

  8. rag(verb)

    play in ragtime

    "rag that old tune"

  9. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)

    harass with persistent criticism or carping

    "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

  10. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)

    censure severely or angrily

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

  11. rag(verb)

    break into lumps before sorting

    "rag ore"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rag(noun)æg

    an old cloth used for cleaning

    Use an old rag to polish it.

  2. ragæg

    old, torn clothing

    children dressed in rags

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rag(verb)

    to scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter

  2. Rag(noun)

    a piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment

  3. Rag(noun)

    hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress

  4. Rag(noun)

    a shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin

  5. Rag(noun)

    a coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture

  6. Rag(noun)

    a ragged edge

  7. Rag(noun)

    a sail, or any piece of canvas

  8. Rag(verb)

    to become tattered

  9. Rag(verb)

    to break (ore) into lumps for sorting

  10. Rag(verb)

    to cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone


  1. Rag

    University Rag societies are student-run charitable fundraising organisations that are widespread in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Most universities in the UK and Ireland, as well as some in South Africa and the Netherlands have a Rag. In some universities Rags are known as Charities Campaigns, Charity Appeals, Charity Kommittees, or Karnivals, but they all share many attributes. In the UK, the National Student Fundraising Association, set up in December 2011, exists as a support and resource sharing organisation run by those managing rags for others managing RAGs.

Translations for rag

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a piece of old, torn or worn cloth

I'll polish my bike with this old rag.

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