- very eager or anxious; enthusiastic: raring to go.
Origin of raring
Examples from the Web for raring
Ardie would bolt into the club with a huge smile and energy to match, raring to get on stage.TMZ Makes Tragedy Porn Out of Tracy Morgan’s Gruesome Car Accident
June 12, 2014
Armed with its findings, Team Perry was ready and raring to stomp Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the 2010 gubernatorial primary.Rick Perry’s Secret Weapon
August 29, 2011
Still, he remains a daunting opponent—and the Democrats are raring to go.Dems Plot to Sink Scott Brown
Samuel P. Jacobs
December 12, 2010
That's fine—I'm just raring to go on a good one tonight—how about you?Hookers
Richard F. Mann
Sitzky started as if shot, Raring at the tall man who approached with the smiling Sovereign of Graustark.Graustark
George Barr McCutcheon
Each citizen was forced by law to take part in or contribute to "raring the Meeting hows."Sabbath in Puritan New England
Alice Morse Earle
He'd had his good night and good by with Sally Forman, but now eighteen hours later he was fit and raring for a return match.Instinct
George Oliver Smith
But even if I haven't got the bill to pay, I don't feel so raving, raring mad to go to the hotel.Susan Clegg and Her Love Affairs
- ready; willing; enthusiastic (esp in the phrase raring to go)
- not widely known; not frequently used or experienced; uncommon or unusuala rare word
- occurring seldoma rare appearance
- not widely distributed; not generally occurringa rare herb
- (of a gas, esp the atmosphere at high altitudes) having a low density; thin; rarefied
- uncommonly great; extremekind to a rare degree
- exhibiting uncommon excellence; superlatively good or finerare skill
- highly valued because of its uncommonnessa rare prize
- (of meat, esp beef) very lightly cooked
Word Origin and History for raring
"unusual," late 14c., "thin, airy, porous;" mid-15c., "few in number and widely separated, sparsely distributed, seldom found;" from Old French rere "sparse" (14c.), from Latin rarus "thinly sown, having a loose texture; not thick; having intervals between, full of empty spaces," from PIE *ra-ro-, from root *ere- "to separate; adjoin" (cf. Sanskrit rte "besides, except," viralah "distant, tight, rare;" Old Church Slavonic rediku "rare," Old Hittite arhaš "border," Lithuanian irti "to be dissolved"). "Few in number," hence, "unusual." Related: Rareness. In chemistry, rare earth is from 1818.
"undercooked," 1650s, variant of Middle English rere, from Old English hrere "lightly cooked," probably related to hreran "to stir, move, shake, agitate," from Proto-Germanic *hror- (cf. Old Frisian hrera "to stir, move," Old Saxon hrorian, Dutch roeren, German rühren, Old Norse hroera), from PIE base *kere- "to mix, confuse; cook" (cf. Greek kera- "to mix," krasis "mixture"). Originally of eggs, not recorded in reference to meat until 1784, and according to OED, in this sense "formerly often regarded as an Americanism, although it was current in many English dialects ...."
"rise up," 1833, dialectal variant of rear (v.). Sense of "eager" (in raring to go) first recorded 1909. Related: Rared; raring.