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ragtop

[rag-top] /ˈrægˌtɒp/
noun, Slang.
1.
an automobile having a folding canvas top; convertible.
2.
the top itself:
a ragtop that folds flush with the body.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; rag1 + top1
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  • Think of a ragtop as nothing more elaborate than an upgraded stateroom, with a balcony, on a cruise ship.
Word Origin and History for ragtop
n.

"convertible car," 1954, from rag (n.) + top (n.1).

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Slang definitions & phrases for ragtop

ragtop

modifier

: I sure wouldn't sleep in that rag-top car

noun

A convertible car: It's been a while since the ragtops rolled off the assembly line/ Return of the rag roofs (1955+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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