rag week

rag week
Noun. The period of menstruation, usually with negative connotations of moodyness.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • Rag (student society) — University Rag societies are student run charitable fundraising organisations that are widespread in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Most universities in the UK and Ireland, as well as some in South Africa and The Netherlands have a Rag. In some… …   Wikipedia

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  • rag — 1 noun 1 CLOTH (C, U) a small piece of old cloth, for example one used for cleaning things: Can I use this piece of rag for the car? | an oily old rag 2 in rags wearing old torn clothes: an old beggar dressed in rags 3 go from rags to riches to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rag(s) on —    menstruating    Usually had or got:     That stupid little cunt... is refusing to work because she s got the rags on. (B. Forbes, 1989 she was an actress, not a prostitute)    Rag week, punning on the university fundraising occasion, and… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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