Definition of "rag"
A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture; ragstone.
A piece of old cloth; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred, a tatter.
A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
A ragged edge.
A sail, or any piece of canvas.
A newspaper, magazine.
To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.
To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.
To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.