Definition of ragabash in US English:

ragabash

noun

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • 1An idle, worthless person, a scoundrel; a ragged, disreputable-looking person, a ragamuffin.

  • 2As a mass noun: rabble, riff-raff.

adjective

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • Worthless, good-for-nothing; rough, ragged.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Healey (c1585–c1616), translator. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from rag, with a second element of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

ragabash

/ˈraɡəbaʃ/