[ tag-rag ]

  1. riffraff; rabble.

  2. a tatter.

Origin of tagrag

First recorded in 1575–85; tag1 + rag1

Words Nearby tagrag

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How to use tagrag in a sentence

  • He was close upon them, Mr. Drake and the other comrade being with him, and some tagrag in attendance, as usual.

    East Lynne | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Now all that was left to the Liberal party was the tagrag and bobtail.

  • I never saw so full a Court, so much nobility with academical tagrag and bobtail.

    The Greville Memoirs | Charles C. F. Greville
  • He lives a strange life at Brighton, with tagrag and bobtail about him, and always open house.

    The Greville Memoirs | Charles C. F. Greville
  • Queen was a first-rate merlin—sister of Jubilee, and also, though younger by a year, of tagrag.