from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A raspberry sound; a Bronx cheer.
  • transitive v. To deride, heckle, or tease. See Synonyms at banter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A version of seven card stud where the worst poker hand wins (called lowball).
  • v. Tease playfully; heckle.
  • v. Heckle by blowing a raspberry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  • v. harass with persistent criticism or carping


Shortening and alteration of raspberry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From an alteration of raspberry. (Wiktionary)



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  • What people do to pterodactyl.

    October 5, 2008

  • To razz -- to make fun of someone.

    From "rasberry tart" which is cockney rhyming slang for "fart"

    It comes from making a rasberry sound by blowing air through flapping lips -- or, in less refined circles, a farting noise.

    Ben told me this last night, so I'm sure I should credit some blogger, but this was the only one I found.

    September 12, 2007