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ragnoun [C]

uk   us   /ræɡ/

rag noun [C] (CLOTH)

a torn piece of old cloth: 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 bad quality: He had his picture taken for some local rag.

rag noun [C] (COLLEGE EVENT)

rag noun [C] (MUSIC)

ragverb [T]

uk   us   /ræɡ/ (-gg-) old-fashioned informal
to say things that are funny but a little unkind: They ragged him about his girlfriend.
Translations of “rag”
in Arabic خِرْقة…
in Korean 넝마, 걸레…
in Malaysian kain buruk…
in French guenille…
in Turkish toz bezi…
in Italian straccio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 布, 舊布, 破布…
in Russian тряпка…
in Polish szmata, ścierka…
in Vietnamese giẻ rách…
in Spanish trapo…
in Portuguese trapo, farrapo…
in Thai ผ้าขี้ริ้ว…
in German der Lumpen…
in Catalan drap…
in Japanese ぼろ切れ…
in Indonesian kain perca…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布, 旧布, 破布…
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