Synonyms of rag


1. rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter, piece of cloth, piece of material

usage: a small piece of cloth or paper

2. rag, rag week, week, hebdomad

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

3. ragtime, rag, dance music

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

4. tabloid, rag, sheet, newspaper, paper

usage: newspaper with half-size pages

5. rag, practical joke

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


1. torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke

usage: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

2. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, displease

usage: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

3. rag, play, spiel

usage: play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"

4. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride, mock, bemock

usage: harass with persistent criticism or carping; "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"

5. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: censure severely or angrily; "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"

6. rag, break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

usage: break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"

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Definition and meaning of rag (Dictionary)