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Definition of Rag


  1. To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.
  2. To dance to ragtime music, esp. in some manner considered indecorous.
  3. To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
  4. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.
  5. Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.
  6. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
  7. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.
  8. A ragged edge.
  9. A sail, or any piece of canvas.
  10. To become tattered.
  11. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.
  12. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.
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Rag Translations

rag in Afrikaans is flard
rag in Danish is pjalt, lap
rag in Dutch is vodje, lomp, lap, tod, lor, vod, flard
rag in Finnish is repale
rag in French is chiffon
rag in German is Unfug, Lappen
rag in Italian is lobo
rag in Latin is pannus
rag in Norwegian is klut
rag in Portuguese is pano
rag in Spanish is trapo