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raggle-taggle

[ rag-uhl-tag-uhl ]
/ ˈræg əlˈtæg əl /
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adjective

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Origin of raggle-taggle

First recorded in 1900–05; alteration of ragtag
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  • It is too incredible that Art should leave her goose-feather bed and away to the wraggle-taggle business-men.

    Letters from America|Rupert Brooke
  • He made up his mind in the beeswaxed dining-room that it was better to be a raggle-taggle wanderer than anything else.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
  • To the left, a raggle-taggle thicket of beech brush crawled to within twenty feet of the valley's floor.

    Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard

British Dictionary definitions for raggle-taggle

raggle-taggle
/ (ˈræɡəlˈtæɡəl) /

adjective

motley or unkempta raggle-taggle band of volunteers and students
augmented form of ragtag
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