or rag-bag



a bag in which small pieces of cloth are kept for use in mending.
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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Examples from the Web for ragbag

Historical Examples of ragbag

  • Phil's outfit might have come from the ragbag, too, it was so tattered and patched.

    The Story of Dago

    Annie Fellows-Johnston

  • He was dreadfully dirty and unshaven, his collar and frock-coat looked as if they had been fished up from a ragbag.

    Ditte: Girl Alive!

    Martin Andersen Nexo

  • Her mind was like a ragbag into which she had been frantically thrusting whatever she could grab.

    Song of the Lark

    Willa Cather

  • I don't want a walrus, thirty years old, with ragbag clothes that fit her a foot off.

    Villa Elsa

    Stuart Henry

  • But I guess Hale's memory is like a ragbag—stuffed with odds and ends that he can't get hold of when he wants 'em.

British Dictionary definitions for ragbag



a bag for storing odd rags
a confused assortment; jumblea ragbag of ideas
informal a scruffy or slovenly person

Word Origin for ragbag

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