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rasher1

[rash-er] /ˈræʃ ər/
noun
1.
a thin slice of bacon or ham for frying or broiling.
2.
a portion or serving of bacon, usually three or four slices.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; origin uncertain

rasher2

[rash-er] /ˈræʃ ər/
Origin
1875-80, Americanism; perhaps < Spanish rascacio; see rascasse

rash1

[rash] /ræʃ/
adjective, rasher, rashest.
1.
acting or tending to act too hastily or without due consideration.
2.
characterized by or showing too great haste or lack of consideration:
rash promises.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English; cognate with Dutch, German rasch quick, brisk, Old Norse rǫskr brave
Related forms
rashly, adverb
rashness, noun
Synonyms
1. hasty, impetuous, reckless, venturous, incautious, precipitate, indiscreet, foolhardy.
Antonyms
1. cautious.
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Examples for rasher
  • To him who gives you a pig, you may well give a rasher.
British Dictionary definitions for rasher

rasher

/ˈræʃə/
noun
1.
a thin slice of bacon or ham
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin

rash1

/ræʃ/
adjective
1.
acting without due consideration or thought; impetuous
2.
characterized by or resulting from excessive haste or impetuosity a rash word
Derived Forms
rashly, adverb
rashness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old High German rasc hurried, clever; related to Old Norse roskr brave

rash2

/ræʃ/
noun
1.
(pathol) any skin eruption
2.
a series of unpleasant and unexpected occurrences a rash of forest fires
Derived Forms
rashlike, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Old French rasche, from raschier to scratch, from Latin rādere to scrape
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Word Origin and History for rasher
rash
c.1300, "nimble, quick, vigorous," a Scottish and northern word, perhaps from O.E. -ræsc (cf. ligræsc "flash of lightning"), from P.Gmc. *raskuz (cf. M.L.G. rasch, M.Du. rasc "quick, swift," Ger. rasch "quick, fast"). Related to O.E. horsc "quick-witted." Sense of "reckless, impetuous, heedless of consequences" is attested from 1509.
rash
"red spots on skin," 1709, perhaps from Fr. rache "a sore," from O.Fr. rache "ringworm," from V.L. *rasicare "to scrape" (cf. O.Prov. rascar, Sp. rascar "to scrape, scratch," It. raschina "itch"), from L. rasus "scraped," pp. of radere "to scrape" (see raze). The connecting notion is of itching. Sense of "any sudden outbreak or proliferation" first recorded 1820.
rasher
"thin slice of bacon or ham," 1592, of unknown origin. Perhaps from M.E. rash "to cut," var. of rase "to rub, scrape out, erase," from O.Fr. raser (see raze). However, early lexicographer John Minsheu explained it in 1627 as a piece "rashly or hastily roasted."
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rasher in Medicine

rash (rāsh)
n.
A skin eruption.

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