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rasher

1
[ rash-er ]
/ ˈræʃ ər /
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noun

a thin slice of bacon or ham for frying or broiling.
a portion or serving of bacon, usually three or four slices.

RELATED WORDS

helping, part, cut, portion, piece

Nearby words

rascally, rascasse, rase, rash, rash shirt, rasher, rashi, rashid, rashida, rashly, rasht

Origin of rasher

1
First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain

Definition for rasher (2 of 3)

rasher

2
[ rash-er ]
/ ˈræʃ ər /

noun

Origin of rasher

2
1875–80, Americanism; perhaps < Spanish rascacio; see rascasse

Definition for rasher (3 of 3)

rash

1
[ rash ]
/ ræʃ /

adjective, rash·er, rash·est.

acting or tending to act too hastily or without due consideration.
characterized by or showing too great haste or lack of consideration: rash promises.

Origin of rash

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1350–1400; Middle English; cognate with Dutch, German rasch quick, brisk, Old Norse rǫskr brave
SYNONYMS FOR rash
Related formsrash·ly, adverbrash·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rasher (1 of 3)

rasher

/ (ˈræʃə) /

noun

a thin slice of bacon or ham

Word Origin for rasher

C16: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for rasher (2 of 3)

rash

1
/ (ræʃ) /

adjective

acting without due consideration or thought; impetuous
characterized by or resulting from excessive haste or impetuositya rash word
Derived Formsrashly, adverbrashness, noun

Word Origin for rash

C14: from Old High German rasc hurried, clever; related to Old Norse roskr brave

British Dictionary definitions for rasher (3 of 3)

rash

2
/ (ræʃ) /

noun

pathol any skin eruption
a series of unpleasant and unexpected occurrencesa rash of forest fires
Derived Formsrashlike, adjective

Word Origin for rash

C18: from Old French rasche, from raschier to scratch, from Latin rādere to scrape
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Medicine definitions for rasher

rash

[ răsh ]

n.

A skin eruption.
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