At one point someone with a free hand was nice enough to use a rag to wipe the sweat off my face.
rag & Bone creatively layered a dark, rock-and-roll palette that would appeal to the skinny-jean hipster.
Do your friends just pull up a picture of fat Jared from Chapter 27 to rag on you sometimes?
Then Ziegler tosses the buff LaBeouf around like a rag doll.
George must not use a broom, but a rag—else he will die someday.
Catspaw told me that the notary has not a rag of paper to prove his noble descent by.
Every rag of raiment that man has on he stole from my husband's wardrobe at the Hall.
Bella threw down her rag, turned fiercely upon him and gripped his shoulders.
You'll feel like a rag by to-morrow, and then I hope you'll take a good rest.
Clean fresh canvas was on the floor and a rag mat by the bunk.
scrap of cloth, early 14c., probably from Old Norse rögg "shaggy tuft," earlier raggw-, or possibly from Old Danish rag (see rug), or a back-formation from ragged, It also may represent an unrecorded Old English cognate of Old Norse rögg. Watkins traces the Old Norse word through Proto-Germanic *rawwa-, from PIE root *reue- "to smash, knock down, tear up, uproot" (see rough (adj.)).
As an insulting term for "newspaper, magazine" it dates from 1734; slang for "tampon, sanitary napkin" is attested from 1930s (on the rag "menstruating" is from 1948). Rags "personal clothing" is from 1855 (singular), American English. Rags-to-riches "rise from poverty to wealth" is attested by 1896. Rag-picker is from 1860; rag-shop from 1829.
"scold," 1739, of unknown origin; perhaps related to Danish dialectal rag "grudge." Related: Ragged; ragging. Cf. bullyrag, ballarag "intimidate" (1807).