Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A raspberry sound; a Bronx cheer.
  • transitive verb To deride, heckle, or tease.

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

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  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping

Etymologies

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

[Shortening and alteration of raspberry.]

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From an alteration of raspberry.

Examples

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  • 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

  • What people do to pterodactyl.

    October 5, 2008