Definitions for ragræg
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a worthless piece of cloth, esp. one that is torn or worn.
rags, ragged or tattered clothing.
any article of apparel regarded deprecatingly.
a cloth-based pulp used in making high-quality paper, as bond.
a shred, scrap, or fragmentary bit of anything.
something of very low value or in very poor condition.
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
to subject to a teasing.
Brit. to torment; tease.
Category: Informal, British
Origin of rag:
a musical composition in ragtime.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of rag:
1895–1900; shortened form of ragtime
rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter(noun)
a small piece of cloth or paper
rag, rag week(noun)
a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
tabloid, rag, sheet(noun)
newspaper with half-size pages
a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate(verb)
"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
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"
play in ragtime
"rag that old tune"
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"
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"
break into lumps before sorting
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an old cloth used for cleaning
Use an old rag to polish it.
old, torn clothing
children dressed in rags
to scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter
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
to become tattered
to break (ore) into lumps for sorting
to cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone
Translations for rag
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a piece of old, torn or worn cloth
I'll polish my bike with this old rag.
- trapoPortuguese (BR)
- der LumpenGerman
- لته؛ تکه پارچهFarsi
- stara krpa, dronjakCroatian
- kain percaIndonesian
- 누더기 조각Korean
- skuduras, skarmalasLithuanian
- lupata; skrandaLatvian
- kain burukMalay
- fille, klutNorwegian
- لته؛ تکه پارچهPersian
- ګودړ، كنځر، رنجه (ريتاړه) صافى، زړوكىPashto
- zdreanţă; cârpăRomanian
- тряпка, ветошьRussian
- 抹布，破布Chinese (Trad.)
- ганчірка; клапотьUkrainian
- giẻ ráchVietnamese
- 抹布，破布Chinese (Simp.)
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