RAG, noun [Gr. a torn garment; tear; a rupture, a rock, a crag; to tear asunder.]
1. Any piece of cloth torn from the rest; a tattered cloth, torn or worn till its texture is destroyed. Linen and cotton rags are the chief materials of paper.
2. Garments worn out; proverbially, mean dress.
Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Proverbs 23:21.
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
3. A fragment of dress.
RAG. verb transitive
To scold; to rail. [Local.]