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ragbag

[rag-bag] /ˈrægˌbæg/
noun
1.
a bag in which small pieces of cloth are kept for use in mending.
2.
a mixture or conglomeration:
a ragbag of facts, half-truths, and blatant lies.
Also, rag-bag.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; rag1 + bag
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Examples for ragbag
  • It's not a ragbag, but it's no finished quilt, either.
  • The measure includes a ragbag of other sensible ideas.
  • There is no disengagement plan now, and nothing else visible that would hold such a ragbag coalition together.
  • Rustic is probably too romantic a word for this ragbag of rusted caravans but it's the grit that makes the pearl.
British Dictionary definitions for ragbag

ragbag

/ˈræɡˌbæɡ/
noun
1.
a bag for storing odd rags
2.
a confused assortment; jumble a ragbag of ideas
3.
(informal) a scruffy or slovenly person
Word Origin
C19
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