toerag

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toerag

(ˈtəʊˌræɡ)
n
slang Brit a contemptible or despicable person
[C20: originally, a beggar, tramp: from the pieces of rag they wrapped round their feet]
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toerag

[ˈtəʊræg] N (Brit) → mequetrefe m
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All we seem to hear is that we need prison reform and education for these poor toerags, which is rubbish.
The alarm did its job but it is a damn shame one was needed at all, thieving little toerags need a dipping in the Taff once or twice.
But he got to use it just a handful of times before some "little toerags" walked into his house and stole it.
Ex-Army forums on the internet are full of ideas of how to stop, catch and punish the little toerags when caught, but as the vast majority of posters are ex-military the recommendations cannot be published in a family newspaper.
Still, if these toerags are now experiencing just a fraction of the terror their poor puppy did - then there is a God.
A source told the Irish Mirror: "These toerags know there's no more gardai that will be able to come if there's an incident.
The Conservatives are seen as better stewards of the nation's finances than Labour - but also as untrustworthy toerags much keener to reward oligarchs and bankers than the rest of us.
Today, as the teenagers, from Walker, Newcastle, are sent to young offender institutions after they admitted a series of offences, one of their victims has branded them "toerags".
JOCKEY School's Malcolm Bygrave on the annoying toerags sent there: "They're stroppy teenagers.
WHY aren't the parents of those kids who are tormenting 10-year-old Shane Anderson doing something about their nasty wee toerags? Don't they care?
What Labour and SNP - even the Tories and their Lib Dem toerags - need to do is find new talent.