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rash

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[ rash ]
/ ræʃ /
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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.
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Origin of rash

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; cognate with Dutch, German rasch “quick, brisk,” Old Norse rǫskr “brave”

OTHER WORDS FROM rash

rash·ly, adverbrash·ness, noun

Other definitions for rash (2 of 2)

rash2
[ rash ]
/ ræʃ /

noun
an eruption or efflorescence on the skin.
a multitude of instances of something occurring more or less during the same period of time: a rash of robberies last month.

Origin of rash

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1700–10; <French rache (obsolete), Old French rasche skin eruption, derivative of raschier to scratch, ultimately <Latin rādere to scratch

OTHER WORDS FROM rash

rashlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rash (1 of 2)

rash1
/ (ræʃ) /

adjective
acting without due consideration or thought; impetuous
characterized by or resulting from excessive haste or impetuositya rash word

Derived forms of rash

rashly, adverbrashness, noun

Word Origin for rash

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

British Dictionary definitions for rash (2 of 2)

rash2
/ (ræʃ) /

noun
pathol any skin eruption
a series of unpleasant and unexpected occurrencesa rash of forest fires

Derived forms of rash

rashlike, adjective

Word Origin for rash

C18: from Old French rasche, from raschier to scratch, from Latin rādere to scrape
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Medical definitions for rash

rash
[ răsh ]

n.
A skin eruption.
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