Definition of rag verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rag

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ræɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ræɡ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rag
BrE BrE//ræɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ræɡ//
 
he / she / it rags
BrE BrE//ræɡz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ræɡz//
 
past simple ragged
BrE BrE//ˈræɡɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræɡɪd//
 
past participle ragged
BrE BrE//ˈræɡɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræɡɪd//
 
-ing form ragging
BrE BrE//ˈræɡɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræɡɪŋ//
 
 
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(ragging, ragged) rag somebody (about something) (old-fashioned) to laugh at and/or play tricks on somebody synonym tease Word Originverb and

rag on somebody.

mid 18th cent.: of unknown origin.
Phrasal Verbsrag on somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rag