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Etymology 1[edit]

Origin unknown.


ragman ‎(plural ragmans)

  1. (now historical) A statute issued by Edward I in 1276.
  2. (obsolete) A document having many names or seals, such as a papal bull.
    • c. 1390, William Langland, Piers Plowman, Prologue:
      He bonched hem with his breuet · & blered here eyes / And rauȝte with his ragman · rynges and broches […].
  3. (now historical) A game in which players compete to pull an object from out of a roll of writing.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From rag +‎ man.


ragman ‎(plural ragmen)

  1. A dealer in rags.