2 a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities [syn: rag week]
3 music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano) [syn: ragtime]
5 a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
1 treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher" [syn: torment, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate]
2 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" [syn: annoy, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil]
3 play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"
4 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" [syn: tease, razz, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride]
5 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" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]
- Middle English ragge, from Old English ragg, from Old Norse
rǫgg tuft, shagginess - ca. 14th century
- 7 - Short for ragtime - ca. 1897
- Rhymes: -æɡ
- A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.
- Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.
- A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
- A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.
- A ragged edge.
- A sail, or any piece of canvas.
- A piece of ragtime
- The song mapleleaf rag has a pleasant, bouncy tune.
- In the context of "slang|pejorative": A newspaper, magazine.
- In the context of "poker slang": A card that appears to help no one.
- In the context of "poker slang": A low card
Quotationsa coarse kind of rock
- 2003: the three walls around the garden, each one of thirty-three feet, were built out of three layers of stome — pebble stone, flint and rag stone. — Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales, 2003, page 1.
piece of cloth
mean or tattered attire
- Dutch: lompen
shabby, beggarly fellow
coarse kind of rock
sail, or any piece of canvas
- Dutch: zeil, zeildoek
piece of ragtime music
- Dutch: rag
- Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
- Spider web.
Etymology 2From rag.
- A piece of ragtime music.
Rag or rags may refer to:
- Rag. a title (see Italian honorifics) for people holding high school degrees in business economics.
- Rag (student society), a student fund raising charitable group
- The Student Rags which took place between King's College London and University College London from the 1820s
- Rags (musical), a Broadway musical
- Rags (Doctor Who), a Doctor Who novel
- A piece of ragtime music
- Recombination activating gene, encode enzymes involved in VDJ recombination
- Rag (typography), the ragged edge of a block of text
- Rags and Leathers Program, A YMCA camp program
- Rags (dog) - 1st Infantry Division (United States) mascot in World War I
- Rags (Spin City) - the dog from Spin City television show
- A piece of textile
- "The rag," a euphemism for menstruation
- The stringy central portion and membranous walls of a citrus fruit.
- Ēriks Rags (born 1975), Latvian javelin thrower
People with the given name Rags:
rag in German: Fetzen
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