from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who collects and sells rags.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dealer in rags
  • n. A document having many names or seals, such as a papal bull.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who collects, or deals in, rags.
  • n. A document having many names or numerous seals, as a papal bull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ragged person.
  • n. A man who collects or deals in rags.
  • n. A craven.
  • n. The devil.
  • n. Same as ragman-roll, 1.
  • n. Same as ragman-roll, 2.


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  • Mrs. Rodgers from the village had agreed to stop in daily, and the ragman passed by twice a week, but still, shed be alone an awful lot.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • "Don't be so down in the mouth," chimed in Echion, the ragman;


  • There the salt hay, sawdust, and straw effaced the airborne tang of leather and glue from the nearby shoe factory and muted the call of the ragman. next »

    Excerpt: Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg

  • She would keep the boots and reckoned that if she dried the other clothes, the ragman might give her enough for them to save her from having to scavenge here for most of the winter.

    The Thief Taker

  • You would have the effect of a ragman at a meeting of emperors.


  • In a city long ago, a ragman walked the streets and cried, Rags!


  • Chagall went to Paris and became a world-famous artist, and my father came to this country and became a ragman.

    Climbing the Mountain

  • “Lumpen, Eisen, Papier…—Rags, iron, paper …” sang the ragman as his wooden cart rumbled through the streets of Burgdorf.

    Stones from the River

  • Fresh food, not stale, not crumbs and leavings - and we shared a pallet and a blanket that she bought from a ragman that night.

    Magic's Price


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