Definition of toerag in English:



  • A contemptible or worthless person.

    • ‘He still thinks he's better than any of the little toerags he has to coach.’
    • ‘Those two toerags are canvassing for what they believe is going to be a bodiless war.’
    • ‘Contrary to the on-field image of a narky, moaning toerag who strops as easily as he struts his skills, the ‘real-life’ character is far more personable, amusing and infinitely more likeable.’
    • ‘I'd been expecting the coaches to be ruthless, overly competitive, blowing whistles and shouting: ‘No, you useless toerag, hit the deck and give me 20.’’
    • ‘So last week some toerag flytipped some garden rubbish on the farm, so we tidied it up and tried to burn it.’
    • ‘You hear them called toerags, but that is too nice for them.’
    • ‘If only the local toerags sitting opposite knew what thrills these cardboard tubes contained.’
    • ‘Why would anyone trust anything the lying toerags said without proof?’
    • ‘There have always been toerags but not as many as today.’
    • ‘But don't you think a mayoral chain of office would be just a little too ostentatious, even for your most dumb-witted feral toerag on the street?’
    • ‘Also, anyone who refuses to kowtow to that toerag is OK with me.’
    • ‘The toddler-shooting toerag is facing his trial.’
    • ‘It is exactly the kind of place you would expect not to meet a toerag like me.’
    • ‘They are taking out some of the young toerags for a while, but I am not certain how long that will last.’
    • ‘A non-custodial sentence might be hard to bear for the unfortunate householder who has had the sanctity of his home violated by some amoral toerag.’
    • ‘So long as they subsidise laziness, indulge envy, and give little toerags the benefit of the doubt then it doesn't surprise me that the little toerags will carry on.’
    • ‘As soon as they'd finished singing every word of 'Morning Train', I thought the little toerags would shut up.’
    • ‘If there wasn't religion then these evil toerags would find another excuse for beating each other.’
    • ‘Last week the little toerag that delivers the paper left it on top of the letterbox, allowing Melbourne rain to do its evil work.’
    scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, brute, animal, weasel, snake, monster, ogre, wretch, devil, good-for-nothing, reprobate, wrongdoer, evil-doer
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Mid 19th century: originally denoting a rag wrapped round the foot as a sock or, by extension, the wearer (such as a vagrant).