A pair of ragamuffins.
Origin of ragamuffinMiddle English Ragamoffyn, name of a demon in Piers Plowman: sense probably influenced, influence by rag
Origin of ragamuffinMiddle English Ragamuffyn, a personal name : probably raggi, ragged (from ragge, rag; see rag1) + Middle Dutch moffel, muffe, mitten; see muff2.
- Currently this word is slang, used either for anachronistic effect or as dialogue in historical fiction.
From the Middle English Ragamuffyn. According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: A muffin is a poor thing of a creature, a 'regular muff'; so that a ragamuffin is a sorry creature in rags.