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British English: /raɡ/
American English: /ræɡ/

Translation of rag in French:


  • 2 [informal] (newspaper)
    (local) canard (m) [informal]
    [pejorative] (tabloid)
    torchon (m) [informal] [pejorative]
    quotidien (m) populaire
  • 3
    also: ragtime
    rag (m)

also: rags plural noun

transitive verb

  • p prés etc -gg-
    to rag somebody
    taquiner quelqu'un (about à propos de)


it's like a red rag to a bull

ça a le don de l'exciter

to be on the rag

[vulgar] (American English) (menstruate)
avoir ses règles

to feel like a wet rag

se sentir vidé

to go from rags to riches

connaître une ascension spectaculaire
a rags-to-riches story
une histoire de réussite sociale spectaculaire

to lose one's rag

[informal] (British English)
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