raggle-taggle

[rag-uh l-tag-uh l]

Origin of raggle-taggle

First recorded in 1900–05; alteration of ragtag
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Historical Examples of raggle-taggle

  • 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

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for raggle-taggle

raggle-taggle

adjective
  1. motley or unkempta raggle-taggle band of volunteers and students

Word Origin for raggle-taggle

augmented form of ragtag
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