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English definition of “rag”

rag

noun [C] (CLOTH)    /ræɡ/
a torn piece of old cloth : I keep these rags for cleaning the car .Equipment used for cleaning US for dusterEquipment used for cleaning rags [plural] clothes that are old and torn : an old man dressed in rags. Their clothes were in rags (= torn ).Clothing - general words
(Definition of rag noun (CLOTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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