the garment, clothing, or fashion industry.
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- rag bolt,
- rag doll,
- rag gourd,
- rag paper,
- rag rug,
- rag-and-bone man,
Origin of rag trade
First recorded in 1835–45
Also called rag business.
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Examples from the Web for rag business
informal the clothing business, esp the aspects concerned with the manufacture and sale of dresses
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