Definition of ragtag adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ragtag

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈræɡtæɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræɡtæɡ//
 
[usually before noun](informal)
 
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(of a group of people or an organization) not well organized; giving a bad impression a ragtag band of rebels Word Origin early 19th cent.: superseding earlier tag-rag and tag and rag (see rag sense 1, tag).
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