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noun rag pronunciation in American English /ræɡ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a piece of old cloth used for cleaning or wiping something
    an oily rag
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  2. 2


    [plural] clothes that are old, torn, and dirty
    in rags (=wearing rags): The little girl was dressed in rags.
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  3. 3
    [countable] informal a newspaper that is not very good
    There was a report in the local rag about it.
  4. 4
    [uncountable] music a piece of ragtime music
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