ragtag and bobtail

or rag, tag, and bobtail; tagrag and bobtail


noun

the riffraff; rabble: The ragtag and bobtail of every nation poured into the frontier in search of gold.

Nearby words

  1. ragout,
  2. ragpicker,
  3. rags,
  4. ragstone,
  5. ragtag,
  6. ragtime,
  7. ragtop,
  8. ragusa,
  9. ragweed,
  10. ragwork

Origin of ragtag and bobtail

First recorded in 1810–20

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