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Raggy is a term of unknown origin dating back to at least 1965, widely used in the northwest corner of Connecticut to describe someone who was born or residing in (but not limited to) Winsted, Connecticut.

The term "raggy" is generally limited to someone between the ages of 12-25, past the age of 25 it is widely agreed the raggy graduates to being white trash

A typical raggy can be found riding their stolen black spray painted BMX bike in the downtown areas of Winsted and surrounding micropolises (Torrington also being a raggy hotspot).

The characteristics of a raggy are constant from each offender. Your standard raggy can be found wearing an 80s metal t-shirt, or the latest t-shirt from hot topic displaying an ironic slogan on the front. Along with their nonexistent sense of style, raggies can generally be found with hair that has been uncut for the better part of a year, and sporting spotty facial hair that badly needs to be shaved (see rat stache).

A raggies hygiene seems to be almost nonexistent; it is not a stretch to say that raggies do not bathe for days, if not weeks, at a time.

A raggies home life can be described as turbulent at best. Amateur sociologist’s research has concluded that the raggy bloodline generally extends through numerous generations, and the typical raggy stems from unloving alcoholic parents and succumb to this gruesome subculture as a way to get back at their guardians, unknowingly taking the paths that their parents took when they were youths.

Raggies have historically not taken well to the educational system, and surmised research has been conclusive in stating that the average dropout rate of a raggy is upwards of 67%. This lack of education can effectively attribute to a raggies lack of income later in life. It seems that this high dropout rate goes hand in hand with a raggies lack of respect for authority, only creating more trouble for them in their devious path of life.
Kid #1: Did you go to the OPOT show last night?
Kid #2: Yeah for a few minutes, that place was raggy central!
by tetrahydrozoline HCI April 28, 2007
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The term raggies originated during the time when the Northwest Corner of Connecticut was known for the iron industry, particularly the town of Salisbury and Mount Riga. It was a term used for the iron workers and the charcoal makers. Contrary to some definitions it has nothing to do with Torrington or Winsted. This term is also used for people that have a long ancestory in the town of Salisbury.
Riga raggies of Salisbury
by Dr Kevin January 18, 2012
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Someone who does not take care of themselves, wears cheap hobo like attire like: baggy sweatshirts, long oversized t-shirts, pajamas out in public, or curlers in their hair. Often with unbrushed/uncut hair, smelly, and dirty. Does not often care about anything or acting civilized.
-Ew. I hate being around that girl. She has no sense of style and everytime she walks by she smells.
-I know right, when was the last time she brushed her hair? she's such a raggy.
by yoyoma urmom123 December 27, 2008
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raggies is a multuple of raggie that live in the area of winsted ct. cominly know as toothless wonderes and black wantabes with 98.9 of the population of raggies cornic drug users who smoke so much crack they can no longer see stright, and drink more then a fish so they have a continuos buzz. you can find these raggies in the area of the coffee corner and comberland farms
some raggies are homeless people drunks and druggeis
by bob strong August 15, 2011
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A adjective to describe a multitalented and strong willed man, one of honour and respect. Who always covers his freinds back, exceeds in most that he does whether academic or sport, though seen as the joker of the group who always get into trouble...but a general nice guy.
Girl: How has he got himself into trouble again?!
Guy: He just cant help himself
Girl: Decent guy though
Guy: True, what a raggy guy haha
by RedKaur April 28, 2012
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