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See also rág, and råg

English

Etymology

Middle English ragge, from Old English ragg, from Old Norse rǫgg tuft, shagginess - ca. 14th century
7 - Short for ragtime - ca. 1897

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rag

Plural
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rag ({{{1}}})
  1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.
  2. Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.
  3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
  4. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.
  5. A ragged edge.
  6. A sail, or any piece of canvas.
  7. A piece of ragtime music.
    The song mapleleaf rag has a pleasant, bouncy tune.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A newspaper, magazine.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A card that appears to help no one.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A low card

Quotations

a 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.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to rag

Third person singular
rag

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to rag (third-person singular simple present rag, present participle g, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
  2. (UK Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.

Translations


Breton

Preposition

rag

  1. before

Dutch

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

Noun

rag n. (plural gen, diminutive je)

  1. Spider web.
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Etymology 2

From English rag.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɹæ:g/

Noun

rag n. (plural s, diminutive je)

  1. A piece of ragtime music.

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈrɒg/

Noun

rag (plural ragok)

  1. (grammar) suffix, affix, case ending

Declension

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