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ragtag (comparative more ragtag, superlative most ragtag)

  1. Unkempt, shabby, or in a state of disrepair.
    He liked to wear an old ragtag coat that was so threadbare that he'd get sunburned through it.
    Synonyms: bedraggled, decrepit, motheaten, tattered
  2. Very diverse; having irregular and dissimilar components.
    The guerrillas were a ragtag band of local thugs, former soldiers, displaced farmers, and political idealists.
    Synonyms: motley, jumbled, patchwork, uneven