raring

[ rair-ing ]
/ ˈrɛər ɪŋ /

adjective Informal.

very eager or anxious; enthusiastic: raring to go.

Origin of raring

First recorded in 1905–10; rare3 + -ing2

Definition for raring (2 of 2)

rare

3
[ rair ]
/ rɛər /

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

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British Dictionary definitions for raring (1 of 3)

raring

/ (ˈrɛərɪŋ) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for raring

C20: from rare, variant of rear ²

British Dictionary definitions for raring (2 of 3)

rare

1
/ (rɛə) /

adjective

Derived Forms

rareness, noun

Word Origin for rare

C14: from Latin rārus sparse

British Dictionary definitions for raring (3 of 3)

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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