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[rag-man, -muh n]
noun, plural rag·men [rag-men, -muh n] /ˈrægˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a person who gathers or deals in rag.
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Origin of ragman

First recorded in 1350–1400; rag1 + man1
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Examples from the Web for ragman

Historical Examples

  • It went perforce to the ragman, if he would condescend to accept it.

    South American Fights and Fighters

    Cyrus Townsend Brady

  • The ragman would have declined any negotiations concerning his clothes.

  • Beauchamp glanced at his note-book for the name of this man, who was a ragman and dustman.

  • Webster and the ragman had exaggerated the condition of their fellow-toper.

  • Many were moth-eaten and past redemption; those went to the ragman.

    The Corner House Girls

    Grace Brooks Hill

British Dictionary definitions for ragman


noun plural -men
  1. another name for rag-and-bone man
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