noun Date: 1820 1. a bag for scraps 2. a miscellaneous collection

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  • ragbag — [rag′bag΄] n. 1. a bag for rags or scraps 2. a collection of odds and ends; miscellaneous assortment …   English World dictionary

  • ragbag — rag|bag [ˈrægbæg] n [singular] British English a mixture of very different things that do not seem to fit together well ragbag of ▪ a ragbag of leftover bits of food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ragbag — [[t]ræ̱gbæg[/t]] also rag bag N SING: usu N of n A ragbag of things is a group of things which do not have much in common with each other, but which are being considered together. The government was still in effect a ragbag of ex Communists,… …   English dictionary

  • ragbag — noun a ragbag of a confused mixture of things that do not seem to go together or make sense: a ragbag of ill thought out measures to help the homeless …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ragbag — /ˈrægbæg/ (say ragbag) noun 1. a bag for scraps of fabric. 2. a random mixture or collection. 3. a slovenly or unkempt person: * That old perambulating ragbag! Oh, she s really not a bad old girl, mum says mildly. –nancy keesing, 1982 …   Australian English dictionary

  • ragbag — /rag bag /, n. 1. a bag in which small pieces of cloth are kept for use in mending. 2. a mixture or conglomeration: a ragbag of facts, half truths, and blatant lies. Also, rag bag. [1810 20; RAG1 + BAG] * * * …   Universalium

  • ragbag — rag|bag [ ræg,bæg ] noun singular INFORMAL a combination of things of different types: a ragbag of old books and records …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ragbag — UK [ˈræɡˌbæɡ] / US noun [singular] informal 1) a combination of things of different types a ragbag of old books and records 2) British someone who has a very untidy dirty appearance …   English dictionary

  • ragbag — noun A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things. Syn: farrago, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle mangle, mishmash, oddments …   Wiktionary

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