Tag and rag
Tag Tag, n. [Probably akin to tack a small nail; cf. Sw. tagg a prickle, point, tooth.] 1. Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label. [1913 Webster]

2. A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it. [1913 Webster]

3. The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue. [1913 Webster]

4. Something mean and paltry; the rabble. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Tag and rag}, the lowest sort; the rabble. --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

5. A sheep of the first year. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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