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rag

1. noun, slang A newspaper, especially one focusing on tawdry, scandalous, or sensationalized stories. I don't know how you read this rag. Everything in here is pure drivel. His face was plastered on every rag in every supermarket across the country. Suddenly, everyone had an opinion about what had happened in his marriage.
2. noun, vulgar slang A sanitary napkin used during a girl's or woman's menstrual cycle. Used especially in the phrase "on the rag"; often considered offensive. A: "Sorry about the way my girlfriend was acting, I think she's on the rag." B: "Dude, that is a pretty ignorant thing to say. Plus, you were being a total jerk, so I don't blame her for getting upset." I think I need to see my gynecologist. I've been having to change my rag every hour or so, which is way more than normal for me.
3. verb, slang To scold, criticize, or berate (someone). You shouldn't rag Tom so much. You know he means well.
4. verb, slang To tease or taunt (someone). Oh, lighten up. I'm only ragging you!
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rag

1. n. a newspaper. What a rag! It’s only good for putting in the bottom of bird cages!
2. n. ugly or badly styled clothing; an ugly garment. I can’t wear that rag!
3. n. any clothing, even the best. (Always plural.) Man, I got some new rags that will knock your eyes out!
4. n. a sanitary napkin; a tampon. (For use in the menstrual cycle. Usually objectionable.) God, I’ve got to change this rag!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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