from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The lowest class of people; the rabble. Cf. Rag, tag, and bobtail, under bobtail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fluttering rag; a tatter hanging or flapping from a garment.
- n. Same as rag-tag: often in the phrase tag-rag and bobtail. See tag, n., 3.
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