ragbag

or rag-bag

[rag-bag]
noun
  1. a bag in which small pieces of cloth are kept for use in mending.
  2. a mixture or conglomeration: a ragbag of facts, half-truths, and blatant lies.

Origin of ragbag

First recorded in 1810–20; rag1 + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for rag-bag

ragbag

noun
  1. a bag for storing odd rags
  2. a confused assortment; jumblea ragbag of ideas
  3. informal a scruffy or slovenly person

Word Origin for ragbag

C19
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Word Origin and History for rag-bag
n.

1820, from rag (n.1) + bag (n.). Figurative sense of "motley collection" is first recorded 1864.

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