- to deride; make fun of; tease.
Origin of razz
1910–15, Americanism; short for raspberry
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Examples from the Web for razzing
Lopez admits that as the resident ghost expert he does get a fair bit of razzing from his police officer buddies.True Life: I’m a Part-Time Ghost Hunter
September 15, 2013
- (tr) to make fun of; deride
- short for raspberry (def. 5)
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Word Origin and History for razzing
"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.
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