rag

v. t.

  1. To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.
  2. To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.
  3. To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

n.

  1. A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.
  2. Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.
  3. A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.
  4. A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.
  5. A ragged edge.
  6. A sail, or any piece of canvas.

v. i.

  1. To become tattered.