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Meaning of "rag week" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RAG WEEK

rag week  [ræɡ wiːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RAG WEEK

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adjective
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adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rag week is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RAG WEEK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rag (student society)

University Rag societies are student-run charitable fundraising organisations that are widespread in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Most universities in the UK and Ireland, as well as some in South Africa and the Netherlands have a Rag. In some universities Rags are known as Charities Campaigns, Charity Appeals, Charity Kommittees, or Karnivals, but they all share many attributes. In the UK, the National Student Fundraising Association , set up in December 2011, exists as a support and resource sharing organisation run by those managing rags for others managing RAGs.

Definition of rag week in the English dictionary

The definition of rag week in the dictionary is a period, usually a week, in which various events are organized to raise money for charity, including a procession of decorated floats and tableaux.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RAG WEEK


antique
ænˈtiːk
boutique
buːˈtiːk
chic
ʃiːk
clique
kliːk
creek
kriːk
Greek
ɡriːk
midweek
ˈmɪdˈwiːk
overweak
ˌəʊvəˈwiːk
peak
piːk
pipsqueak
ˈpɪpˌskwiːk
politique
ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk
seek
siːk
speak
spiːk
squeak
skwiːk
technique
tɛkˈniːk
tweak
twiːk
unique
juːˈniːk
weak
wiːk
week
wiːk
workweek
ˈwɜːkˌwiːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RAG WEEK

rag
rag doll
rag rug
rag trade
rag-and-bone man
rag-rolling
raga
ragamuffin
ragbag
ragbolt
Ragdoll
rage
rageful
rager
ragg
ragga
ragged
ragged robin
ragged school
raggedly

WORDS THAT END LIKE RAG WEEK

Ancient Greek
bob-a-job week
cheek
Easter week
Ember week
five-day week
freshers´ week
Great Week
hide-and-seek
Holy Week
keek
knock a person into the middle of next week
leek
meek
peek
reading week
sleek
turn the other cheek
working week
yesterday week

Synonyms and antonyms of rag week in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «rag week» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RAG WEEK

Find out the translation of rag week to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rag week from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rag week» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抹布周
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

semana de trapo
570 millions of speakers

English

rag week
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चीर सप्ताह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأسبوع خرقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тряпка неделю
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rag semana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাগ সপ্তাহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

semaine de chiffon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kain rag
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lappen Woche
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

縫いぐるみ週
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

헝겊 주
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rag minggu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tuần rag
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாரம் வாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खडबडीत आठवडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Paçavralar haftası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rag settimana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szmata tygodniu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ганчірка тиждень
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

săptămână cârpă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εβδομάδα κουρέλι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lap week
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rag vecka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rag uke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rag week

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RAG WEEK»

The term «rag week» is normally little used and occupies the 121.751 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RAG WEEK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rag week

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RAG WEEK»

Discover the use of rag week in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rag week and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Winding Road
Hops, student politics, games, sporting activities and the Rag Week, were all embraced with the same passion by students at Queen's as they were by students across the river. Students on both sides of the divide made frequent excursions ...
Kosonike Koso-Thomas
2
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
284, 2003 rag week noun the week of the month when a woman has a menstrual bleed UK Combines RAG (a sanitary towel), as in 'on the rag', with conventional ' week' to form a play on university rag week. • — Sacha Baron-Cohen Da ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
3
A History of the University of Manchester, 1951-73
The innuendo in Rag Rag, the magazine sold annually during Rag Week to the partially unsuspecting people of Manchester, was the subject of recurrent controversy. Indeed, in November 1953, the chairmen of the Catholic Society and the ...
Brian Pullan, Michele Abendstern, 2000
4
Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Bits : Complete and ...
CHRIS (noticing the 'manager' badge on his lapel) Yes, I want to complain about the assistants on this counter. REAL MANAGERI'm sorry to hear that, sir, which ones'? “Rag Week" is the traditional CHRIS Well, they're hiding 110Wcharity ...
Luke Dempsy, 2012
5
The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and ...
2 poor quality heroin UK, 1998 rag week noun the week of the month when a woman has a menstrual bleed. Combines RAG (a sanitary towel), as in 'on the rag', with conventional 'week' to form a play on university rag week UK, 2001 rah!; rah ...
Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell, 2007
6
Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, ...
Victoria's attendants (carrying Albert's coffin) are Bob Raymond and William Shearer (WAC T12/1,467). _R_ "rag week”—(”Buying an Ant”) A university tradition where students help raise money (via sideshow-type performances) for charities.
Darl Larsen, 2008
7
Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the World Wide Web
Tim also got involved in a campus event called Rag Week, which involved “lots of crazy events” as well as collections for charities. As a member of Rag Week's organizing committee, Tim decided to print one hundred copies of a list with all the ...
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, 2009
8
A 1950s Southampton Childhood
Rag Week is still an important part of student charity fund raising. This programme of events was printed for the 1954 season. (Courtesy of University of Southampton Students' Union, and thanks to Veronica Tippets for keeping the programme ...
Penny Legg, James Marsh, 2013
9
Dictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and ...
... solodatesand making raftsof records. M.Jones, J. Chilton. rag 1. esp.Br.an amusing procession of college students through the streets on a special day (rag day) or during a special week (rag week) each year collecting money for charity.
V. S. Matyushenkov, 2010
10
Belfast Boyhood
Our return home was uneventful since the roads were dry by then, and our driver left us off at Queens before heading home and the inevitable confrontation with his dad about the state of his car. The parade day during rag week is a lot of fun.
Thomas McManus

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RAG WEEK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rag week is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Weekly Read: From RAG Week to rifles...
After a few weeks had passed, she suggested joining the army because she knew how fitness orientated I was. I said I'd apply anyway and just see how it goes.”. «Irish Independent, Mar 15»
2
Video: That's Gas! This hero started a brilliant flash mob dance at UL …
Charity week (RAG week) kicked off in UL in Limerick last night and after the events in Crush 87 nightclub, the week looks like it's going to be a good'un. «JOE, Mar 15»
3
Basshunter amongst the acts lined up for Dundalk IT's Rag Week
Swedish DJ Basshunter will be one of the star attractions at this year's Dundalk IT Rag Week, which takes place from Monday March 2nd to Thursday March 4th. «Talk of the Town, Feb 15»
4
Body of student who went missing at Galway Rag Week is found
THE family of a young man who went missing after travelling to Galway for Rag Week has thanked friends and volunteers after his body was found. «Irish Independent, Feb 15»
5
Concerns mount for Jason McNulty (25) missing since Rag week
Concerns mount for Jason McNulty (25) missing since Rag week ... for help in locating a man who went missing after traveling to Galway for Rag week. «Irish Independent, Feb 15»
6
Students' union role in Galway rag week
Sir, – This week like other similar weeks over the last few years, students in Galway are “celebrating” an unofficial rag week. Unofficial, because the students' ... «Irish Times, Feb 15»
7
'Donegal Tuesday' - Galway students in lengthy queue for 'RAG
Rag Week was suspended at both NUI, Galway and GMIT after the student's unions voted to disband the event which had attracted an anti-social element in ... «Irish Independent, Feb 15»
8
Gardaí brace themselves for Rag Week
Gardaí have put an operational plan in place to cope with a series of unofficial RAG Week 'booze events' lined up for the coming week – the biggest of which is ... «Connacht Tribune Group, Feb 15»
9
Six arrests after chaotic scenes at Waterford RAG week
Six people were arrested on Friday morning after Waterford Rag Week (RAG) descended into chaos when a number of students got out of hand. «Irish Independent, Feb 15»
10
RAG Week at Imperial raises over £5000 for charity
Imperial's RAG committee has announced that it has raised more than £5,000 ... The money raised this week through Imperial RAG will be real help to our work. «Imperial College London, Mar 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Rag week [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/rag-week>. Feb 2024 ».
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