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ragamuffins

ragamuffins is a plural form of ragamuffin

ragamuffin

Definition:

a dirty shabbily clothed urchin

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

ragamuffins

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Middle English raggi "ragged" + fanciful ending (or else second element is...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

ragamuffin | ragga [sense-specific]

a ragged unkempt person, especially a child | another name for "ragga" (11 of 399 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ragamuffin

Wikipedia:

Ragamuffin [disambiguation]

may refer to: Ragamuffin (cat) | Ragamuffin (novel), by Tobias S. Buckell | The Ragamuffins, a musical group | A Ragamuffin Band, a musical group founded by Rich Mullins | The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning | Ragga, or Raggamuffin music, a... (37 of 125 words, 11 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ragamuffin

Wiktionary:

ragamuffin | ragamuffins [plural]

A dirty, shabbily-clothed child; an urchin. | A breed of domestic cat which is an offshoot from the Ragdoll. (18 of 91 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ragamuffin

Oxford Dictionary:

ragamuffin | raggamuffin

a person, typically a child, in ragged, dirty clothes. | an exponent or follower of ragga, typically one dressing in scruffy clothes | another term ... (23 of 63 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ragamuffin

Merriam-Webster:

ragamuffin

a ragged often disreputable person ; especially, a poorly clothed often dirty child (13 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ragamuffin

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ragamuffin [countable, literary] | ragamuffins [plural]

a child who is poor and dressed in old torn clothes (11 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ragamuffin

American Heritage Dictionary:

ragamuffin

A shabbily clothed, dirty child. (5 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ragamuffin

New World Dictionary:

ragamuffin

a dirty, ragged person; especially, a poor, ragged child (9 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ragamuffin

Random House Dictionary:

ragamuffin

a ragged, disreputable person; tatterdemalion. | a child in ragged, ill-fitting, dirty clothes. (12 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ragamuffin

Cambridge Dictionary:

ragamuffin [old-fashioned informal]

a dirty untidy child in torn clothes (7 of 14 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ragamuffin

Britannica Encyclopedia:

urchin [echinoderm]

any of several marine invertebrates of the class Echinoidea, including the cake urchin, heart urchin, and sea urchin. (18 of 21 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/619602​/urchin

Encarta Dictionary:

ragamuffin [outdated] | ragamuffins [plural]

a child dressed in worn or tattered clothes, often one allowed to roam the streets (15 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861697814​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

ragamuffin

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: Middle English raggi "ragged" + fanciful ending (or else second element is Middle Dutch muffe "mitten"). Ragged was used of the ... (23 of 60 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=ragamuffin

Wiktionary:

ragamuffin | ragamuffins [plural]

Origin: the Middle English Ragamuffyn. According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: A muffin is a poor thing of a creature, a 'regular muff'; so that a ragamuffin is a sorry creature in rags.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ragamuffin

American Heritage Dictionary:

ragamuffin

Origin: Middle English Ragamuffyn, a personal name: probably raggi, ragged (from ragge, rag; see "rag" [entry 1]) + ... (17 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ragamuffin

Collins Dictionary:

ragamuffin

First use: 14th century

Origin: Ragamoffyn, name of a demon in the poem Piers Plowman (1393); probably based on rag1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ragamuffin

New World Dictionary:

ragamuffin

Origin: Middle English Ragamoffyn, name of a demon in Piers Plowman: sense probably influenced by "rag"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ragamuffin

Oxford Dictionary:

ragamuffin | raggamuffin

Origin: Middle English: probably based on "rag1", with a fanciful suffix

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ragamuffin

Merriam-Webster:

ragamuffin

First use: 1581

Origin: Middle English Ragamuffyn, name for a ragged, oafish person

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ragamuffin

Audio references

Wiktionary:

ragamuffin | ragamuffins [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ragamuffin"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ragamuffin

Collins Dictionary:

ragamuffin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ragamuffin"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ragamuffin

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ragamuffin [countable, literary] | ragamuffins [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ragamuffin"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ragamuffin

Macmillan American Dictionary:

ragamuffin [countable, literary] | ragamuffins [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ragamuffin"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/ragamuffin

Cambridge Dictionary:

ragamuffin [old-fashioned informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "ragamuffin"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "ragamuffin"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ragamuffin

the Free Dictionary:

ragamuffin

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ragamuffin"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ragamuffin"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/ragamuffin

Google Dictionary:

ragamuffin | ragamuffins [plural] | raggamuffins [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "ragamuffin"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=ragamuffin

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ragamuffin

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ragamuffin"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ragamu​01 word=ragamuffin

YourDictionary Audio:

ragamuffin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ragamuffin" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ragamuffin

freedictionary.org:

ragamuffin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ragamuffin" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=ragamuffin

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