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[rag-bag] /ˈrægˌbæg/

a in which small pieces of cloth are kept for use in mending.
a mixture or conglomeration:
a ragbag of facts, half-truths, and blatant lies.
a bag for storing odd rags
a confused assortment; jumble: a ragbag of ideas
(informal) a scruffy or slovenly person

1820, from rag (n.1) + bag (n.). Figurative sense of “motley collection” is first recorded 1864.


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