Meaning of RAG in English



Pronunciation: ' rag

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English ragge, from Old English *ragg, from Old Norse r ỏ gg tuft, shagginess

Date: 14th century

1 a : a waste piece of cloth b plural : clothes usually in poor or ragged condition c : CLOTHING <the rag trade>

2 : something resembling a rag

3 : NEWSPAPER especially : a sleazy newspaper

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.