ragtag

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ragtag disparaging terms for the common people
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Usage

In literature:

Come, Niafer, and do you know anything about this gawky, ragtag, yellow-haired young champion?
"Figures of Earth" by James Branch Cabell
And then one night a ragtag ghost came and answered me.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
For I'm of royal blood; and I'm not accustomed to go to parties with ragtags and bobtails.
"The Tale of Betsy Butterfly" by Arthur Scott Bailey
I don't believe in being friends with the ragtag and bobtail of society.
"Luke Walton" by Horatio Alger
The general mismatch of body armor, the "breast" and "back," bespoke what a ragtag army it was.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Jadar can't march against the Red Fort in Agra, not with this ragtag army.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
We're ragtag and bobtail both of us, at any rate.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Without the populace having any hand in it, the ragtag and bobtail of the strangers became bolder and shouted more and more.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel" by Charles de Coster
All the ragtag and bobtail of this terrible city have joined in the search.
"The Great Airship." by F. S. Brereton
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In news:

Ragtag Cinema completed the second phase of its two-part fundraising campaign yesterday when the Boone County Community Trust awarded the theater $20,000.
More moments in music ahead at Ragtag .
Ragtag robot kicks off fundraiser for digital upgrades.
Greg Orloff talks about Lumen, the 7-foot-tall robot he created with found parts, Sunday at Ragtag Cinema.
Ragtag 's seventh Passport Series brings the best of foreign film to Columbia.
Ragtag Revolts in Parts of Afghanistan Repel Taliban.
Kara Hayward stars as Suzy and Jared Gilman as Sam in a scene from Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," which so far has impressed at the box office and will open June 29 at Ragtag Cinema.
LIC's Bravest were a ragtag bunch.
Steve Ruffin examines the digital and audio information imprinted between the sprocket holes and the image on the film in the upstairs projection booth at the Ragtag Cinema on Hitt Street on Tuesday.
Hunter Rottinghaus, 9, shows on Wednesday the couch where he slept Tuesday night in the Little Theater at Ragtag Cinema.
Ragtag Cinema is in the process of switching its projectors from the old analog version to newer digital.
Transformed from ragtag forces, they have attacked Syria's two largest cities.
What was supposed to be a major strength for LSU has turned into more of a ragtag unit.
A ragtag lacrosse team taps their Native American heritage.
COLUMBIA — Ragtag Cinema held a special screening of "Generation Silent" on Monday.
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