ETYM Old Eng. ragge, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. rögg a tuft, shagginess, Swed. ragg rough hair. Related to Rug.
1. A small piece of cloth; SYN. shred, tag, tag end, tatter.
2. (British) A boisterous practical joke (especially by college students).
3. (British) A week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities.