ragtag

[ rag-tag ]
/ ˈrægˌtæg /

adjective

ragged or shabby; disheveled.
made up of mixed, often diverse, elements: a ragtag crowd.

Origin of ragtag

First recorded in 1880–85; rag1 + tag1
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British Dictionary definitions for ragtag

ragtag
/ (ˈræɡˌtæɡ) /

noun

derogatory the common people; rabble (esp in the phrase ragtag and bobtail)

Word Origin for ragtag

C19
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