A toe rag was originally a foot wrapping used, since mediaeval times up until the mid-nineteenth century, to protect the foot from chafing by boots or shoes. As these were, quite literally, rags they weren’t usually washed, and so with use they became very smelly until they were thrown away. Because of the similarity in smell, toe rag also became the name applied to dried, salted cod or other things with a strong, unpleasant, fishy smell. It didn’t take that long before the name was applied to someone who was an obnoxious, unpleasant OIC.
1 “Socks! Those aren’t socks you smelly git, they’re toe rags!”
2 “What have you been cooking? Smells like toe rag!”
3 “I can smell ‘er fanny from ‘ere, proper toe rag.”
4 That Heale Malcolm is a right toe rag.
by AKACroatalin November 28, 2016
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Although usually used as a description of an unpleasant, obnoxious twit or the foot wrappings used in place of socks, it is also used to described dried, salted cod because of its strong unpleasant smell. By extension it was also used to describe other things with a strong unpleasant fishy smell.
Dave, I heard you dumped Millie, I thought you were going to give her one.
Nah! I got her clouts off and her min smelled like a load of old toe rag so I left it.
by Croatalin October 27, 2013
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In Australia toe rag is the ultimate insult. It was adopted from the English word toe rag. In Australia a rag is slang for a female hygine item or pad aka 'dirty'.
The toe is 3 foot from the feminine genitalia. Therfore to be called a toe rag is the ultimate insult as you are 3 foot lower than a dirty cunt.
Bob is nothing but a fucking toe rag slapping his girlfriend like that.
by mad4mac September 30, 2017
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Hangi pants. Hanging around a man to try get some.
Toe Rag is a bitch trying to get her in's down a dead end street, with legs wide open.
by cab101 July 14, 2011
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The definition derives from old England where convicts used to tie bits of shirt around their toes and feet as a make shift sock, hence "toe rag" means scoundrel, criminal, thief, indencent/unlawful person etc. It is sometiem seen spelt Tow Rag because the original context has long since been obsolete.
"Come back with my wallet you little toe rag"
by Carly Bourne September 18, 2006
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A useless person, often characterized by unpleasant demeanour. Derivation: the subject is about as high up the social ladder as a rag used for cleaning toe jam out from between your toes.
You're a fucking toe rag. I got no time for you.
by N3dst4 January 16, 2003
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