- n a small piece of cloth or paper
- n a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
- n music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
- n newspaper with half-size pages
- n a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
- v treat cruelly
- v cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
- v play in ragtime
rag that old tune
- v harass with persistent criticism or carping
- v censure severely or angrily
The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
- v break into lumps before sorting
- It is half a century since a newspaper could be called, with any degree of accuracy, a "rag.
- The rag business, as the $12 billion-a-year garment industry dubs itself, is stretching out.
- Following hallowed tradition, the University of Glasgow's 7,000 students piled out last week for one of the biggest rags of their undergraduate lives.
News & Articles
- Man arrested for attempted rape at Churchill Downs
According to Louisville Metro police, the victim said she went upstairs to get a rag when the man followed and sexually assaulted her.
June 12, 2013 - WAVE 3 Louisville
- U.S. Government Screwed With Al Qaeda Magazine After Boston Bombing
With all eyes already on the National Security Agency comes another example of what exactly it does: The Washington Post reports that the government routinely hacks Al Qaeda's online propaganda , including the most recent issue of the DIY terrorist rag Inspire.
June 11, 2013 - New York Magazine
- Rag & Bone Resort 2014
Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion pictures / Runway & fashion show pictures Rag & Bone’s resort 2014 collection has been previewed and Fashionising.com has each of the key looks for you. Article continues . To read it in full visit ' Rag & Bone Resort 2014 ' at Fashionising.com » Picture gallery Tagged:
June 5, 2013 - StyleBistro
- Marion Barry in Washington Post
Barry said in an interview that he was "outraged" and "incredulous" at the "despicable" e-mail, "particularly coming from a reporter at a reputable newspaper like The Washington Post, not a rag."
- Shona McIsaac in Aljazeera.net
Shona McIsaac, a local Labour politician, said the decision to hire foreign contractors was "like a red rag to a bull for people in our community who are out of work".
- Tau Henare in Sydney Morning Herald
Meanwhile, Mr Henare said Mr Mallard "lost his rag" during the altercation.