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ragga

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

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ragga (uncountable)

  1. (music) a subgenre of reggae that incorporates hip hop, rhythm and blues and sampling; dancehall

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Definitions 1-3 originate from ragg (fur, bristles). Definitions 4-5 are associated with a 1950s subculture of raggare. Swedish Wikipedia mentions that ragga is trucker slang (åkarslang), but doesn't cite any source.

VerbEdit

ragga (present raggar, preterite raggade, supine raggat, imperative ragga)

  1. (dialect, Småland: gå å ragga) to go around untidy, uncombed, hair hanging down[1]
  2. (reflexive, dialect, Hälsingland: ragga sej) to regret[2]
  3. (ragga till) to bristle[3]
  4. to search, look for, hit on, pick up (women, in cars)[4]
  5. to search, look for, recruit (sponsors, supporters, new members)
    • 2009, Sydöstran (newspaper), December 2
      BTH raggar studenter i Lettland och Litauen
      Blekinge Institute of Technology recruits students in Latvia and Lithuania

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RAGG: RAGGA 2 in Johan Ernst Rietz, Svenskt dialektlexikon (1862–1867)
  2. ^ RAGGA SEJ in Johan Ernst Rietz, Svenskt dialektlexikon (1862–1867)
  3. ^ "Ragg: avledning Ragga" in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online. (letter R edited in 1956)
  4. ^ ragga in Svenska Akademiens Ordlista över svenska språket (13th ed., online)