Rag tag and bobtail
Bobtail Bob"tail`, n. [Bob + tail.] An animal (as a horse or dog) with a short tail. [1913 Webster]

{Rag, tag, and bobtail}, the rabble. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tag, rag, and bobtail — or tagrag and bobtail noun Date: 1645 rabble …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • ragtag and bobtail — the riffraff; rabble: The ragtag and bobtail of every nation poured into the frontier in search of gold. Also, rag, tag, and bobtail; tagrag and bobtail. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • ragtag and bobtail — rag′tag and bob′tail n. the riffraff or rabble • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

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