raring

[ rair-ing ]
/ ˈrɛər ɪŋ /

adjective Informal.

very eager or anxious; enthusiastic: raring to go.

Nearby words

  1. rarefy,
  2. rarely,
  3. rarely ever,
  4. rareripe,
  5. rarify,
  6. raring to go,
  7. rarity,
  8. rark up,
  9. rarotonga,
  10. ras

Origin of raring

First recorded in 1905–10; rare3 + -ing2

rare

3
[ rair ]
/ rɛər /

verb (used without object), rared, rar·ing. Older Use.

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British Dictionary definitions for raring

raring

/ (ˈrɛərɪŋ) /

adjective

ready; willing; enthusiastic (esp in the phrase raring to go)

Word Origin for raring

C20: from rare, variant of rear ²

rare

1
/ (rɛə) /

adjective

Derived Formsrareness, noun

Word Origin for rare

C14: from Latin rārus sparse

rare

2
/ (rɛə) /

adjective

(of meat, esp beef) very lightly cooked

Word Origin for rare

Old English hrēr; perhaps related to hreaw raw

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