- 1[countable, uncountable] a piece of old, often torn, cloth used especially for cleaning things I wiped the window with a damp rag. Use a piece of old rag. see also glad rags
- 2[countable] (informal) (usually disapproving) a newspaper that you believe to be of low quality the local rag
- 3a piece of ragtime music Idioms
wearing very old torn clothes The children were dressed in rags.
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from being extremely poor to being very rich a rags-to-riches story Hers was a classic tale of rags to riches.
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