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Meaning of “rag” in the English Dictionary

"rag" in British English

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ragnoun [C]

uk   us   /ræɡ/
  • rag noun [C] (CLOTH)

a ​tornpiece of ​oldcloth: I ​keep these rags for ​cleaning the ​car.rags [plural] clothes that are ​old and ​torn: an ​old man ​dressed in rags. Their ​clothes were in rags (= ​torn).
  • rag noun [C] (NEWSPAPER)

informal a ​newspaper or ​magazine that is ​considered to be of ​badquality: He had his ​picture taken for some local rag.
  • rag noun [C] (COLLEGE EVENT)

in ​Britain, a ​series of ​entertainingevents and ​activitiesorganized by ​collegestudentsonce a ​year to ​collectmoney for charity

ragverb [T]

uk   us   /ræɡ/ (-gg-) old-fashioned informal
(Definition of rag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rag" in American English

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ragnoun [C]

 us   /ræɡ/
a ​piece of usually ​old, ​torncloth: I use these rags for ​cleaning. They were ​dressed in rags (= in ​old, ​tornpieces of ​clothing).
(Definition of rag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rag”
in Korean 넝마, 걸레…
in Arabic خِرْقة…
in Malaysian kain buruk…
in French guenille…
in Russian тряпка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 布, 舊布, 破布…
in Italian straccio…
in Turkish toz bezi…
in Polish szmata, ścierka…
in Spanish trapo…
in Vietnamese giẻ rách…
in Portuguese trapo, farrapo…
in Thai ผ้าขี้ริ้ว…
in German der Lumpen…
in Catalan drap…
in Japanese ぼろ切れ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布, 旧布, 破布…
in Indonesian kain perca…
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