from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shabbily clothed, dirty child.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dirty, shabbily-clothed child; an urchin.
- n. A breed of domestic cat which is an offshoot from the Ragdoll.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A paltry or disreputable fellow; a mean wretch.
- n. A person who wears ragged clothing.
- n. The long-tailed titmouse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a demon.
- n. An idle, worthless fellow; a vagabond; now, especially, a disreputably ragged or slovenly person: formerly used as a general term of reprehension.
- n. A titmouse: same as mufflin.
- Base; beggarly; ragged or disorderly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
But be quick, now, and play up, or I 'll drive that ragamuffin from the church grounds in disgrace and by force!
The word ragamuffin, "he adds, with characteristic determination to be exact,
She approached the girl, who Ziman says looked like a "ragamuffin" with dreadlocks and a caked face.
Rico, whose real name is Salvatore Aloisi, is a dance-hall "ragamuffin," a reggae-style "toaster" or "chatter," spinning intricate rhymes over bass-heavy rhythms.
"The 'ragamuffin' always speaks of his enemies with courtesy, and the filibusters love their leader," was her pointed rejoinder.
Then he is known as the "ragamuffin," on account of his covering of rags.
The word "ragamuffin," which I have used above, does not accurately express the man, because there is a sort of shadow or delusion of respectability about him, and a sobriety too, and a kind of decency in his groggy and red-nosed destitution.
i like the 'ragamuffin' comment! that's hilarious and i couldn't agree more, the rotation last year was piss poor and good riddance to all of them!!
Now Fort o 'Good Hope is a far journey to the north, over and beyond the Circle, in a place where the feet of few men have trod; and when a nondescript ragamuffin comes in out of the night, from nowhere in particular, to sit by one's fire and discourse on such in terms of "trapsing" and "a little run," it is fair time to rouse up and shake off the dream.
The ragamuffin had the ring off her finger and was about to slip it into his own pocket.