a ragged, disreputable person; tatterdemalion.
a child in ragged, ill-fitting, dirty clothes.
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How to use ragamuffin in a sentence
"The 'ragamuffin' always speaks of his enemies with courtesy, and the filibusters love their leader," was her pointed rejoinder.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
The giant looked contemptuously at the tailor, and said: 'You ragamuffin!Grimms' Fairy Tales | The Brothers Grimm
It is true that his father did give him a good lesson when he called the little son of the charcoal-man a ragamuffin.Cuore (Heart) | Edmondo De Amicis
The ragamuffin sat perched upon the broad shoulder and peered down at the lady with eyes of cerulean blue.Southern Hearts | Florence Hull Winterburn
"You'll not be thinking of heeding that ragamuffin boy," he ventured.Huntingtower | John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for ragamuffin
a ragged unkempt person, esp a child
another name for ragga
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