Definition of ragbag in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈraɡbaɡ/


1A bag in which scraps of fabric and old clothes are kept for use.
Example sentences
  • They were made from second-hand jute burlap and scraps of fabric pulled from ragbags and storage bins.
1.1A miscellaneous collection of things: a ragbag of reforms is now being discussed
More example sentences
  • Somebody appears to have gone to an immense amount of trouble to assemble a ragbag of every kind of mumbo-jumbo and superstition; a great waste of time, in my opinion.
  • And we remain deeply sceptical about a ragbag of other provisions, including the proposed new offence of incitement to religious hatred, all unnecessarily swept into a package of emergency legislation.
  • My memory is a ragbag of half-remembered lines, half-forgotten verses, a disorganised anthology in which the phrase ‘and rum-ti-tum’ constantly recurs.
1.2British informal A woman dressed in an untidy way.

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