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raspy

[ras-pee, rah-spee]
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adjective, rasp·i·er, rasp·i·est.
  1. harsh; grating; rasping.
  2. easily annoyed; irritable.

Origin of raspy

First recorded in 1830–40; rasp + -y1
Related formsrasp·i·ness, nounun·rasp·y, adjective
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Word Origin and History for raspiness

raspy

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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