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ragga

[ rah-guh ]
/ ˈrɑ gə /
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noun
a style of music combining elements of reggae and rap, with an electronic or repetitive track.
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Also called dance·hall [dans-hawl, dahns-] /ˈdænsˌhɔl, ˈdɑns-/ .

Origin of ragga

First recorded in 1985–90; shortening of ragamuffin
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How to use ragga in a sentence

  • She had heard that he was strong and lithe of limb, and could beat all his fellows at the game called ragga.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast|Rounsevelle Wildman
  • There was cock-fighting and kicking the ragga ball, wrestling and boxing, and some gambling among the elders.

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British Dictionary definitions for ragga

ragga
/ (ˈræɡə) /

noun
a dance-orientated style of reggaeAlso called: ragamuffin

Word Origin for ragga

C20: shortened from ragamuffin
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