Synonyms for (noun) rag

Synonyms: rag

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

Similar words: practical joke

Definition: a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)


Synonyms: rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter

Definition: a small piece of cloth or paper

Similar words: piece of cloth, piece of material

Definition: a separate part consisting of fabric


Synonyms: sheet, rag, tabloid

Definition: newspaper with half-size pages

Similar words: newspaper, paper

Definition: a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements

Usage: he read his newspaper at breakfast


Synonyms: rag, ragtime

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

Similar words: dance music

Definition: music to dance to


Synonyms: rag, rag week

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

Similar words: week, hebdomad

Definition: any period of seven consecutive days

Usage: it rained for a week

Synonyms for (verb) rag

Synonyms: rag

Definition: break into lumps before sorting

Usage: rag ore

Similar words: fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up

Definition: break or cause to break into pieces

Usage: The plate fragmented


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mock, bemock

Definition: treat with contempt

Usage: The new constitution mocks all democratic principles


Synonyms: rag

Definition: play in ragtime

Usage: rag that old tune

Similar words: play, spiel

Definition: replay (as a melody)

Usage: Play it again, Sam; She played the third movement very beautifully


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: displease

Definition: give displeasure to


Synonyms: rag, frustrate, crucify, dun, torment, bedevil

Definition: treat cruelly

Usage: The children tormented the stuttering teacher

Similar words: plague, provoke, molest, harass, harry, hassle, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, beset

Definition: annoy continually or chronically

Usage: He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked; This man harasses his female co-workers