ragbag

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ragbag a bag in which rags are kept
    • n ragbag a motley assortment of things
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Usage

In literature:

And my clothes looked like they'd come out of a ragbag.
"Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Phil's outfit might have come from the ragbag, too, it was so tattered and patched.
"The Story of Dago" by Annie Fellows-Johnston
In fact, they form the very ragbag of journalism.
"The Land of Contrasts" by James Fullarton Muirhead
And we're walking ragbags, with our feet on the ground.
"Across the Fruited Plain" by Florence Crannell Means
It'll soon go into the ragbag, and then to the mill that grinds all up, and brings us out new and white again!
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Old Fogy sweeps them all into his ragbag.
"A Book of Prefaces" by H. L. Mencken
Their house in Park Lane was popularly known as "the ragbag," and they were perpetually under the spell of some rage of the moment.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
I don't want a walrus, thirty years old, with ragbag clothes that fit her a foot off.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Oh, he knew he was a girlish-headed ragbag, but if they would only spare him this once!
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Holy Ragbag, what's the matter?
"The Dragon of Wantley" by Owen Wister
They keep on emptying the contents of ragbags and dustbins on to canvases in the most wearisome way.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
You and your other ragbags get busy and catch 'em again.
"The Shriek" by Charles Somerville
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