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tagrag

[tag-rag]
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noun
  1. riffraff; rabble.
  2. a tatter.
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Origin of tagrag

First recorded in 1575–85; tag1 + rag1
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Examples from the Web for tagrag

Historical Examples

  • Now all that was left to the Liberal party was the tagrag and bobtail.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, July 27, 1895

    Various

  • Queen was a first-rate merlin—sister of Jubilee, and also, though younger by a year, of Tagrag.

  • To this Tagrag agreed, and promised to bring us acquainted with the very pink of the fashion; ay, and what's more, did.

    Burlesques

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Tagrag was in brass armor (my City connections got him that famous suit); his Excellency in polished steel.

    Burlesques

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • He lives a strange life at Brighton, with tagrag and bobtail about him, and always open house.

    The Greville Memoirs

    Charles C. F. Greville