[ reyj ]
/ reɪdʒ /


verb (used without object), raged, rag·ing.

Nearby words

  1. raga,
  2. ragamuffin,
  3. ragbag,
  4. ragbolt,
  5. ragdoll,
  6. rage quit,
  7. rages,
  8. ragfish,
  9. ragga,
  10. ragged


    all the rage, widely popular or in style.

Origin of rage

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English < Old French < Late Latin rabia, Latin rabiēs madness, rage, derivative of rabere to rage; (v.) ragen < Old French ragier, derivative of rage (noun)

Related formsrage·ful, adjectiverag·ing·ly, adverb

Synonym study

1. See anger.

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British Dictionary definitions for all the rage


/ (reɪdʒ) /


verb (intr)

Word Origin for rage

C13: via Old French from Latin rabiēs madness

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Word Origin and History for all the rage
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Idioms and Phrases with all the rage

all the rage

Also, all the thing. The current or latest fashion, with the implication that it will be short-lived, as in In the 1940s the lindy-hop was all the rage. The use of rage reflects the transfer of an angry passion to an enthusiastic one; thing is vaguer. [Late 1700s] These terms are heard less often today than the synonym the thing.


see all the rage.

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