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raggle-taggle Syllabification: rag·gle-tag·gle
Pronunciation: /ˈraɡəl ˌtaɡəl/

Definition of raggle-taggle in English:


Untidy and scruffy.
Example sentences
  • They wandered past the sandwich shop, a raggle-taggle band of urban warriors, uniformed and disaffected, disillusioned, disowned.
  • He is at his best when relieving a skinflint widow of her wealth, sorting out a king's love life or abandoning a band of raggle-taggle Gypsies to become an itinerant actor.
  • The cover alone demonstrates this, with Scott joined by his raggle-taggle brethren in front of Spiddal House, the ivy-clad old mansion house where the record was eventually finished.


Early 20th century: apparently a fanciful variant of ragtag.

Words that rhyme with raggle-taggle

draggle, gaggle, haggle, straggle, waggle
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