rappee

[ ra-pee ]
/ ræˈpi /

noun

a strong snuff made from dark, rank tobacco leaves.

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Origin of rappee

1730–40; <French râpé grated (past participle of râper); see rape3
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British Dictionary definitions for rappee

rappee
/ (ræˈpiː) /

noun

a moist English snuff of the 18th and 19th centuries

Word Origin for rappee

C18: from French tabac râpé, literally: scraped tobacco, from râper to scrape; see rape ³, rasp 1
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