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raggle-taggle

[rag-uh l-tag-uh l] /ˈræg əlˈtæg əl/
adjective
1.
Origin of raggle-taggle
1900-1905
1900-05; alteration of ragtag
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  • To the left, a raggle-taggle thicket of beech brush crawled to within twenty feet of the valley's floor.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • He made up his mind in the beeswaxed dining-room that it was better to be a raggle-taggle wanderer than anything else.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for raggle-taggle

raggle-taggle

/ˈræɡəlˈtæɡəl/
adjective
1.
motley or unkempt: a raggle-taggle band of volunteers and students
Word Origin
augmented form of ragtag
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