toerag

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From toe +‎ rag.

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toerag (plural toerags)

  1. A rag worn around the foot in place of a sock.
    • 1989, Keith Bosley, translating Elias Lönnrot, The Kalevala, XLIV:
      Steady old Väinämöinen / yonder crept with no shoes on / without toe-rags he tiptoed […].
  2. A tramp or vagrant.
  3. A worthless or despicable person.
    • 2007, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, USA: Arthur A. Levine Books (2007), page 674:
      "I know James Potter's an arrogant toerag," she said, cutting across Snape.
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