toerag

• originally means a tramp or a vagrant but used more as a mild offensive term. e.g. "You complete toerag !".

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  • toerag — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a contemptible person. ORIGIN originally denoting a rag wrapped round the foot as a sock or the wearer of such a rag, such as a vagrant …   English terms dictionary

  • toerag — n British a contemptible person, a scrounger, ne er do well, tramp or thief. Toe rags were the bindings wound around the feet of convicts or tramps in the 19th century. The word had taken on its present meaning by early in the 20th century in… …   Contemporary slang

  • toerag — UK [ˈtəʊˌræɡ] / US [ˈtoʊˌræɡ] noun [countable] Word forms toerag : singular toerag plural toerags British offensive an insulting word for someone you dislike …   English dictionary

  • toerag — noun a) a rag worn around the foot in place of a sock by a tramp or vagrant I know James Potters an arrogant toerag, she said, cutting across Snape. b) the tramp himself, subsequently generalized to …   Wiktionary

  • toerag — noun (C) BrE spoken an offensive word for someone you dislike: That toerag cheated me! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • toerag — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary A scamp, scallywag, mild form of bastirt. (from forces slang Tuareg an Arab) …   English dialects glossary

  • toerag — toe|rag [ˈtəuræg US ˈtou ] n BrE spoken not polite someone you dislike …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toerag — toe|rag [ tou,ræg ] noun count BRITISH OFFENSIVE an insulting word for someone you dislike …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toerag — n. (British Slang) despicable person, contemptible person; very unpleasant person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toerag — noun Brit. informal a contemptible person. Origin C19: orig. denoting a rag wrapped round the foot as a sock or, by extension, the wearer (such as a vagrant) …   English new terms dictionary

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