[ rah-guh ]
/ ˈrɑ gə /
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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
Words nearby ragga
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Example sentences from the Web for ragga
She had heard that he was strong and lithe of limb, and could beat all his fellows at the game called ragga.
There was cock-fighting and kicking the ragga ball, wrestling and boxing, and some gambling among the elders.
British Dictionary definitions for ragga
/ (ˈræɡə) /
a dance-orientated style of reggaeAlso called: ragamuffin
Word Origin for ragga
C20: shortened from ragamuffin
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