(noun, verb)


1. a small piece of cloth or paper

Similar word(s): shred, tag, tatter

Definition categories: man–made

2. a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

Definition categories: time, hebdomad, week

3. music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

Similar word(s): ragtime

Definition categories: communication

4. newspaper with half-size pages

Similar word(s): sheet, tabloid

Definition categories: communication, newspaper, paper

5. a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

Definition categories: act


1. treat cruelly

Similar word(s): bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, torment

Definition categories: emotion, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke

2. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Similar word(s): annoy, bother, chafe, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rile, vex

Definition categories: emotion, displease

3. play in ragtime

- rag that old tune

Definition categories: creation, play, spiel

4. harass with persistent criticism or carping

Similar word(s): bait, cod, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

Definition categories: communication, bemock, mock

5. censure severely or angrily

- The deputy ragged the Prime Minister

Similar word(s): berate, chide, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, trounce

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock

6. break into lumps before sorting

- rag ore

Definition categories: change, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize