a hard sandstone or limestone, esp when used for building Also called rag, ragg
[rag-tag] /ˈrægˌtæg/ adjective 1. or shabby; disheveled. 2. made up of mixed, often diverse, elements: a ragtag crowd. /ˈræɡˌtæɡ/ noun 1. (derogatory) the common people; rabble (esp in the phrase ragtag and bobtail) n. also rag-tag, “ragged people collectively,” 1820, from rag (n.) + tag (n.); originally in expression rag-tag and bobtail “the rabble” (tag-rag […]
noun 1. the riffraff; rabble: The ragtag and bobtail of every nation poured into the frontier in search of gold.
- Rag-tag and bobtail
noun 1. the riffraff; rabble: The ragtag and bobtail of every nation poured into the frontier in search of gold. noun phrase The rabble; hoi polloi: Oh Lord, deliver me from the rag-tag and bobtail [1820+; tag-rag and bobtail is found by 1659; bobtail, ”cur, lout,” by 1619]
[rag-tahym] /ˈrægˌtaɪm/ noun, Music. 1. rhythm in which the accompaniment is strict two-four time and the melody, with improvised embellishments, is in steady syncopation. 2. a style of American music having this rhythm, popular from about 1890 to 1915. [rag-tahym] /ˈrægˌtaɪm/ noun 1. a novel (1975) by E. L. Doctorow. /ˈræɡˌtaɪm/ noun 1. a style […]