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Etymology 1[edit]

rag +‎ -y

Alternative forms[edit]


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raggie (comparative more raggie, superlative most raggie)

  1. (obsolete) ragged; rough
    • (Can we date this quote by Holland and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      a stony and raggie hill

Etymology 2[edit]

rag +‎ -ie


raggie (plural raggies)

  1. (informal, nonstandard, derogatory) One who dresses poorly, or in rags; an impoverished individual
    • 2007, Arthur Herzog, A Murder in Our Town:
      Emerging from a pop-up trailer owned by Eddie and Terry in the equipment-crowded back yard was Terry's cousin Bennett Morey, thirty-five, a raggie, and his “old lady”, Donna Call, pregnant by him.
    • 2014, George B. Light, A Present From Dad:
      “I can spot a raggie a mile away. And they don't get jobs here and they never will. Shiftless bunch, only care about themselves, steal anything in sight.”

Etymology 3[edit]

ragged +‎ -ie


raggie (plural raggies)

  1. (slang) A ragged-tooth shark or sand shark (family Odontaspididae).