wild, rowdy, ill-behaved, riotous ...1742 obs. rare
probably from either rag (n. a piece of old cloth, esp. one torn from a larger piece, esp. any of the scraps to which a garment is reduced by wear and tear),
or rag (vb. to scold, to reprove, to dress down) + -matical as in pragmatical
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1742 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Nay," said the lady, "the boy is well enough."
— "La! ma'am," cries Slipslop, "I think him the ragmaticallest fellow in the family."
— "Sure, Slipslop," says she, "you are mistaken: but which of the women do you most suspect?..."
From: The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews
- Henry Fielding