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Definition of "ragbag" [ragbag]

  • A bag for storing rags. (noun)
  • A motley collection; a hodgepodge. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ragbag" in a sentence
  • "Some short time ago, I stumbled upon a delightful blog known as the ragbag, which I quickly subscribed to after reading about five posts, in no small part because reading it reminds me of the sort of strange conversations I used to have in college with my suitemate and fellow mathemagician."
  • "Observing Japan's Tobias Harris, who is cited as a major source in the story, disagrees with that overall assessment implicit in words like "ragbag" and "set adrift" and believes that the significance of the internal differences has been blown up beyond reasonable proportions."
  • "The contrast was stark, and it made the soldiers look like the proverbial "ragbag" of the group."