Definition Of rag


a large, coarse roofing slate.

a newspaper, typically one regarded as being of low quality.

the local rag

a piece of old cloth, especially one torn from a larger piece, used typically for cleaning things.

he wiped his hands on an oily rag

a program of stunts, parades, and other entertainments organized by students to raise money for charity.

rag week

a ragtime composition or tune.

Composed rags were widely published and became extremely popular among white amateur pianists, though it is likely that the black creators of ragtime would have played in a much freer manner than the written music suggests.

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Example Of rag

  • rag week

  • A college which closed its bar during rag week last year has vowed to continue its clampdown on alcohol abuse.

  • a piece of rag

  • Alfreda has seen an advert for that mechanical stage musical, ‘Starlight Express’ in the local rag .

  • Although in the past I know I have fully expressed my dislike for getting taken to school by my parents, during rag week we really had no choice.

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