[ rair-ing ]
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  1. very eager or anxious; enthusiastic:raring to go.

Origin of raring

First recorded in 1905–10; rare3 + -ing2

Words Nearby raring

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How to use raring in a sentence

  • 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.

  • The men were raring to be let loose to fight, anybody or anything, as long as it promised excitement and fight.

    Hookers | Richard F. Mann

British Dictionary definitions for raring


/ (ˈrɛərɪŋ) /

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

Origin of raring

C20: from rare, variant of rear ²

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