Associations to the word «Rag»


RAG, noun. (in the plural) Tattered clothes.
RAG, noun. A piece of old cloth; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred, a tatter.
RAG, noun. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
RAG, noun. A ragged edge in metalworking.
RAG, noun. (nautical) (slang) A sail, or any piece of canvas.
RAG, noun. (slang) (pejorative) A newspaper, magazine.
RAG, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (poker slang) A card that appears to help no one.
RAG, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (poker slang) A low card.
RAG, verb. (intransitive) To become tattered.
RAG, noun. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture; ragstone.
RAG, verb. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.
RAG, verb. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.
RAG, verb. To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
RAG, verb. (British slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.
RAG, verb. To tease or torment, especially at a university; to bully, to haze.
RAG, verb. (music) (obsolete) To add syncopation (to a tune) and thereby make it appropriate for a ragtime song.
RAG, noun. (dated) A prank or practical joke.
RAG, noun. (UK) (Ireland) A society run by university students for the purpose of charitable fundraising.
RAG, noun. (obsolete) (US) An informal dance party featuring music played by African-American string bands. [19th c.]
RAG, noun. A ragtime song, dance or piece of music. [from 19th c.]
RAG, verb. (transitive) (informal) To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.
RAG, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To dance to ragtime music.
RAG AND BONE MAN, noun. (British) a man who deals in scrap metal and recycled junk.
RAG AND BONE MEN, noun. Plural of rag and bone man
RAG BAGGER, noun. (idiomatic) (disrespectful) A sailor who tends to sail on messy cruising vessels.
RAG BAGGER, noun. (idiomatic) (disrespectful) A sailboat, usually a cruising sailboat tending to carry and store lots of supplies along the deck, or any sailboat that looks neglected or messy.
RAG BAGGERS, noun. Plural of rag bagger
RAG DAY, noun. A day on which university students do silly things for charity; often the culmination of rag week
RAG DOLL, noun. A doll made from cloth and stuffed with rags.
RAG DOLLS, noun. Plural of rag doll
RAG OFF, verb. To finish (painting of a wall etc.) by rolling a rag over a coat of paint or glaze.
RAG OUT, verb. (US regional) (slang) To dress up.
RAG PUDDING, noun. An old-fashioned English savoury dish of minced meat and onions wrapped in suet pastry and boiled or steamed.
RAG RUG, noun. A rug made of odd scraps of fabric on a background of old sacking.
RAG THE PUCK, verb. (ice hockey) To retain possession of the puck by skillful skating and stickhandling without attempting to score, as a deliberate tactic intended to use up time.
RAG THE PUCK, verb. (chiefly Canada) (by extension) To proceed slowly at an activity in order to use up time; to stall for time.
RAG TRADE, noun. (informal) The fashion industry.
RAG WEEK, noun. (British) An annual event in many (mainly British) universities where students engage in unusual activities to raise money for charity.
RAG WEEK, noun. (coarse) (British slang) (from the former use by women of rags to protect their clothing from menstrual blood) The days of the month when a woman has her period.

Dictionary definition

RAG, noun. A small piece of cloth or paper.
RAG, noun. A week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities.
RAG, noun. Music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano).
RAG, noun. Newspaper with half-size pages.
RAG, noun. A boisterous practical joke (especially by college students).
RAG, verb. Treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher".
RAG, verb. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves".
RAG, verb. Play in ragtime; "rag that old tune".
RAG, verb. Harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie".
RAG, verb. Censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup".
RAG, verb. Break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore".

Wise words

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