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  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.
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Origin of ragbag

First recorded in 1810–20; rag1 + bag
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Related Words for ragbag

fair, circus, revelry, gala, carousal, jamboree, festival, rout, fete, exposition, frolic, heyday, bacchanal, merrymaking, masquerade, fiesta, saturnalia, spree, conviviality, orgy

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


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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012