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ragi

or rag·gee, rag·gy

[rag-ee]
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noun
  1. a cereal grass, Eleusine coracana, cultivated in the Old World for its grain.
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Origin of ragi

1785–95; said to be < Deccan Hindi rāgī
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Examples from the Web for raggy

Historical Examples

  • At length he saw, through the front window, Raggy Steggles walking down the road.

    The Strand Magazine, Volume VII, Issue 40, April, 1894

    Various

  • The snake dropped Raggy to strike at her, and Raggy rolled on to his feet and ran.

  • When she ran, there was a little white patch that showed under her tail; that was for Raggy to follow,—he followed it now.

  • He put on a raggy old jacket, and bulged his lean cheeks out with pads of wool.

    Curly

    Roger Pocock

  • Nibbie was shabby-genteel black, sunburnt as to the mustache, grizzled as to the raggy fringe on his haunches.

    Modern Essays

    John Macy


British Dictionary definitions for raggy

ragi

raggee or raggy

noun
  1. a cereal grass, Eleusine coracana, cultivated in Africa and Asia for its edible grain
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Word Origin

C18: from Hindi
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