Definition of RAG

  1. (noun)a small piece of cloth
  2. (noun)a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
  3. (noun)music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
  4. (noun)newspaper with half-size pages
  5. (noun)a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
  6. (verb)treat cruelly
  7. (verb)cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  8. (verb)play in ragtime
  9. (verb)harass with persistent criticism or carping
  10. (verb)censure severely or angrily
  11. (verb)break into lumps before sorting