- (obsolete, US) An informal dance party featuring music played by African-American string bands. [19th c.]
- A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
- (slang, pejorative) A newspaper, magazine.
- (Britain, Ireland) A society run by university students for the purpose of charitable fundraising.
- A piece of old cloth; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred, a tatter.
- (nautical, slang) A sail, or any piece of canvas.
- (poker slang) A low card.
- (dated) A prank or practical joke.
- (in the plural) Tattered clothes.
- A ragtime song, dance or piece of music. [from 19th c.]
- A ragged edge in metalworking.
- (poker slang) A card that appears to help no one.
- A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture; ragstone.
- To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
- (music, obsolete) To add syncopation (to a tune) and thereby make it appropriate for a ragtime song.
- (intransitive, informal) To dance to ragtime music.
- (intransitive) To become tattered.
- To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.
- To tease or torment, especially at a university; to bully, to haze.
- (transitive, informal) To play or compose (a piece, melody, etc.) in syncopated time.
- To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.
- (Britain slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.