rag
Pronunciation
  • (America, RP) IPA: /ɹæɡ/
Noun

rag (plural rags)

  1. (in the plural) Tattered clothes.
  2. A piece of old cloth; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred, a tatter.
  3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
  4. A ragged edge in metalworking.
  5. (nautical, slang) A sail, or any piece of canvas.
  6. (slang, pejorative) A newspaper, magazine.
  7. (poker) A poor, low-ranking kicker.
    I have ace-four on my hand. In other words, I have ace-rag.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: loque
  • Russian: оборва́нец
Translations Verb

rag (rags, present participle ragging; past and past participle ragged)

  1. (transitive) To decorate (a wall, etc.) by applying paint with a rag.
  2. (intransitive) To become tattered.
Noun

rag (plural rags)

  1. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture; ragstone.
    • 2003, Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales, page 1:
      the three walls around the garden, each one of thirty-three feet, were built out of three layers of stone — pebble stone, flint and rag stone.
Verb

rag (rags, present participle ragging; past and past participle ragged)

  1. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.
  2. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.
Verb

rag (rags, present participle ragging; past and past participle ragged)

  1. To scold or tell off; to torment; to banter.
  2. (British slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.
  3. To tease or torment, especially at a university; to bully, to haze.
Translations
  • German: Unfug treiben
  • Russian: брани́ть
Noun

rag (plural rags)

  1. (dated) A prank or practical joke.
  2. (UK, Ireland) A society run by university students for the purpose of charitable fundraising.
Noun

rag (plural rags)

  1. (obsolete, US) An informal dance party featuring music played by African-American string bands. [19th c.]
  2. A ragtime song, dance or piece of music. [from 19th c.]
Translations Verb

rag (rags, present participle ragging; past and past participle ragged)

  1. (transitive, informal) To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.
  2. (intransitive, informal) To dance to ragtime music.
  3. (music, obsolete) To add syncopation (to a tune) and thereby make it appropriate for a ragtime song.



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