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- n. A person who attends rave parties, or who belongs to that subculture.
- n. A person who raves or rants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who raves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who raves or is furious; a maniac.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner
- n. a participant in a rave dancing party
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Now is probably a good time to admit that I myself am a reformed/recovering ranter and raver, which is why I feel compelled to tell everyone else to stop it.
A rave (or rave-up) was a crazy party, and a raver was a party animal.
Drugscope found the use of ketamine - also called raver's smack - was on the rise in nine out of 20 areas it surveyed around the country.
It's kind of hard to think of Tony as a raver, but then again, what does a "raver" look like?
I wasn't a "raver" and I didn't merely transfer an addiction from one substance to another.
With that pacifier, Sastre looks like some kind of raver/club kid from a few years back... maybe that's what he's going for?
A few years back my friend who is a 6'7 rugby player and 3 or four other young bouncers could barely contain a small guy on PCP (I think that was the drug's name) while working a late night "raver" or whatever you call them.
Cotton even copies his woop-woop fist, like she's a gurning raver and not a showbiz brat who hosted The Disney Club aged 17 when she should've been out binge-drinking blue WKD.
Look, I know I got carried away day-dreaming, me foolish raver.
He's quietly confident, not a shouter or a ranter and raver, he just does it.