Compare rag (“to tease, torment”).
- (chiefly US, Canada, transitive) To ridicule, to make fun of (someone).
- 1998, Rafael Hermoso, “Spencer leads subs’ assault”, in New York Daily News, editor, Yankees ’98: Best Ever, →ISBN, page 93:
- Spencer knew his second homer—a two-run drive in the Yankee’s five-run eighth—was gone well before it landed in the second deck in left field. […] “They were ragging on me because the first one was close,” Spencer said.
- 2013, Jake Logan, Slocum and the Yellowstone Scoundrel:
- From back at the mill came the sounds of men laughing and joking about how dumb Joe Reese had been. ¶ Their humor disgusted him. Reese had been careless, and it had cost him his life. There wasn’t any call for them to rag on him now.