- to deride; make fun of; tease.
Origin of razz
Examples from the Web for razz
I take Escobar at his word that this was basically locker-room talk—a joke, meant to razz other players.Blue Jays Suspend Yunel Escobar for Gay Slur, But That’s Not the Real Issue
September 20, 2012
The songs, which have creaky titles like “All that Razz” and “Hooray for What's-not-good,” are belted out with pitchy gusto.The Worst Awards in Hollywood
March 7, 2010
I spose they suspected him then, and were just giving him the razz?Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin
Hardly had the “Prince” taken his place than they began to razz him.Mystery Wings
Roy J. Snell
“I suppose the girls will razz the life out of me,” commented Patricia, after a short pause.The Mystery of Arnold Hall
Helen M. Persons
- (tr) to make fun of; deride
- short for raspberry (def. 5)
Word Origin and History for razz
"to hiss or deride," 1920, shortened and altered variant of raspberry (q.v.) in its rhyming slang sense. Related: Razzed; razzing. As a noun, in to give the razz, from 1919.