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[tag-rag] /ˈtægˌræg/
riffraff; rabble.
a tatter.
Origin of tagrag
First recorded in 1575-85; tag1 + rag1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now all that was left to the Liberal party was the tagrag and bobtail.

  • Queen was a first-rate merlin—sister of Jubilee, and also, though younger by a year, of tagrag.

  • To this tagrag agreed, and promised to bring us acquainted with the very pink of the fashion; ay, and what's more, did.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • tagrag was in brass armor (my City connections got him that famous suit); his Excellency in polished steel.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He lives a strange life at Brighton, with tagrag and bobtail about him, and always open house.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • He was close upon them, Mr. Drake and the other comrade being with him, and some tagrag in attendance, as usual.

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood

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