Definition of ragamuffin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also raggamuffin) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈræɡəmʌfɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈræɡəmʌfɪn//
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  1. 1[countable] a person, usually a child, who is wearing old clothes that are torn and dirty
  2. 2[countable] (especially British English) a person who likes or performs ragga music
  3. 3[uncountable] = ragga
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: probably based on rag ‘old, torn cloth’, with a fanciful suffix.
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