Usually used in an insulting manner towards street children. The word came to mean a person who is shabbily clothed and dirty, often applied to orphans. It was used in this way to describe Kingston ghetto youth, and the youth themselves took on the term to describe their new form of music: Raggamuffin.
Darn Ragamuffyns, ruining the image of our city.
by Sarah B January 07, 2006