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raspy

[ras-pee, rah-spee] /ˈræs pi, ˈrɑ spi/
adjective, raspier, raspiest.
1.
harsh; grating; rasping.
2.
easily annoyed; irritable.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; rasp + -y1
Related forms
raspiness, noun
unraspy, adjective
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Word Origin and History for raspiness

raspy

adj.

1670s, of plants; by 1821 of voices, from rasp + -y (2).

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