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Ragmans-roll
Ragmen
Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch
Ragnar Frisch
Ragnarok
ragnol
Ragoo
ragout
ragpicker
ragpicker's disease
ragsorter
ragsorter's disease
Ragstone
ragtag and bobtail
ragtime
ragtop
Raguel
Raguled
raguly
Ragusa
ragweed
ragweed pollen
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ragtag definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: disparaging terms for the common people [syn: rabble, riffraff, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: ragtag and bobtail Date: 1865 1. ragged, unkempt 2. motley 2 <a ragtag bunch of misfits>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (in full ragtag and bobtail) derog. the rabble or common people. Etymology: earlier tag-rag, tag and rag, f. RAG(1) + TAG(1)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also rag-tag If you want to say that a group of people or an organization is badly organized and not very respectable, you can describe it as a ragtag group or organization. (INFORMAL) We started out with a little rag-tag team of 30 people. ADJ: ADJ n



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