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



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 Originearly 19th cent.: superseding earlier tag-rag and tag and rag (see rag sense 1, tag).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ragtag