ragman (plural ragmen)

  1. A person who collects and sells unwanted household items such as rags and other refuse for a living, a rag and bone man.
Translations Noun


  1. (historical) A statute issued by Edward I in 1276.
  2. (obsolete) A document having many names or seals, such as a papal bull.
    • c. 1390, William Langland, Piers Plowman, Prologue:
      He bonched hem with his breuet · & blered here eyes / And rauȝte with his ragman · rynges and broches […]
  3. (historical, uncountable) A game in which players compete to pull an object from out of a roll of writing.
Related terms
Proper noun
  1. A statute of Edward I by which the Scottish gentry and nobility were compelled to swear allegiance to the English king

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