1. a ragged, disreputable person; a low rascally fellow.
|May-Day II i: If I thought ’twould ever come to that, I’d hire some shag-rag or other for half a cheqeen to cut’s throat.|
|Woman never Vext 26: Alas poore Shagragge, My Mistris does but gull him.|
|Man in the Moon 28 May - 5 June 68: Shall [...] the very scummes, offall and shackraggs of of a Common-wealth reigne, rule and Tyrannize over us?|
|in Pills to Purge Melancholy II 327: Sharks, Shagrags, Shatter-brains, Panders.|
|Tristram Shandy (1949) 334: There was a good farcical house, large enough to hold – aye – and sublimate them, shag-rag and bob-tail, male and female, all together.|
|Westmoreland Gaz. 10 Feb. 2/5: John of Antioch he suspected of being a ‘shagrag’.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|Jew of Malta IV iv: Was ever Jew tormented as I am? To have a shag-rag knave to come.|
|Merrie Dialogue Between Band, Cuffe, and Ruffe A: A scurvie shag-ragge Gentleman [...] a Punie, a Freshman, come vp hither to learne fashions.|