Meaning of RAG in English


I. ˈrag noun

Etymology: Middle English ragge, from Old English * ragg, from Old Norse rǫgg tuft, shagginess

Date: 14th century


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

II. noun

Etymology: Middle English ragge

Date: 14th century

1. : any of various hard rocks

2. : a large roofing slate that is rough on one side

III. transitive verb

( ragged ˈragd ; rag·ging )

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1739

1. : to rail at : scold

2. : torment , tease

- rag on

IV. noun

Date: 1864

chiefly British : an outburst of boisterous fun ; also : prank

V. noun

Etymology: short for ragtime

Date: 1897

: a composition in ragtime

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.