1. (UK black) a hooligan, a lout.
|in Living Dangerously 99: A lot of Ragas (tough black youths) started going.|
|Curvy Lovebox 7: Raggamuffins. Ravers. Ruffnecks.|
|(con. 1981) East of Acre Lane 252: Be selective ’pon de client dem. Me nuh waan no ragamuffin wid her.|
|‘Money Mad’ [lyrics] Could be a kiter, a dipper, a blagger / Or a roughneck ragga brandishing a dagger.|
2. (US black) an unaffected, down-to-earth person.
(US black) a down-to-earth situation.
|Behind Bars [album credits] ‘A Love That’s True (Part 1)’ reconstructs his classic ‘Hey Young World’ into an up-tempo story of no-good females, while on ‘A Love That’s True (Part 2),’ he goes off on the same themes but on a ragamuffin tip.|