Definitions for rag

Definitions for (noun) rag

Main entry: rag

Definition: a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

Main entry: rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter

Definition: a small piece of cloth or paper

Main entry: sheet, rag, tabloid

Definition: newspaper with half-size pages

Main entry: rag, ragtime

Definition: music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

Main entry: rag, rag week

Definition: a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

Definitions for (verb) rag

Main entry: rag

Definition: break into lumps before sorting

Usage: rag ore

Main entry: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car; The deputy ragged the Prime Minister; The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Main entry: ride, rag, rally, razz, bait, twit, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, cod

Definition: harass with persistent criticism or carping

Usage: The children teased the new teacher; Don't ride me so hard over my failure; His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Main entry: rag

Definition: play in ragtime

Usage: rag that old tune

Main entry: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Main entry: rag, frustrate, crucify, dun, torment, bedevil

Definition: treat cruelly

Usage: The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Visual thesaurus for rag