Meaning of RAG in English
~ 1 [ ~ ]
1》 a piece of old cloth, especially one torn from a larger piece.
↘( ~s ) old or tattered clothes.
2》 ( ~s ) the remnants of something.
3》 informal a low-quality newspaper.
■ verb give a decorative effect to by applying paint with a ~.
on the ~ informal, chiefly N. Amer. menstruating.
lose one's ~ Brit. informal lose one's temper.
ME: prob. a back-form. from ~ged or ~gy .
~ 2 [ ~ ]
■ noun Brit.
1》 a programme of entertainments organized by students to raise money for charity.
2》 informal, dated a prank.
■ verb ( ~s , ~ging , ~ged )
1》 make fun of boisterously.
2》 rebuke severely.
↘( ~ on ) N. Amer. informal complain about continually.
C18: of unknown origin.
~ 3 [ ~ ]
1》 a large coarse roofing slate.
2》 (also ~stone ) Brit. a hard coarse sedimentary rock that can be broken into thick slabs.
ME: of unknown origin; later assoc. with ~ 1 .
~ 4 [ ~ ]
■ noun a ~time composition or tune.
C19: perh. from ~ged ; cf. ~time .
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004