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razz

[raz] /ræz/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deride; make fun of; tease.
noun
2.
raspberry (def 4).
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; short for raspberry
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British Dictionary definitions for razz

razz

/ræz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make fun of; deride
noun
2.
short for raspberry (sense 5)
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Word Origin and History for razz
v.

"to hiss or deride," 1920, shortened and altered variant of raspberry (q.v.) in its rhyming slang sense. Related: Razzed; razzing. As a noun, in to give the razz, from 1919.

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Slang definitions & phrases for razz

razz

verb

To insult and ridicule; needle, ride: Is there ever any razzing about the fact that you report to your wife?

[1920+; fr raspberry; found in the form razoo by 1890]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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