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[ras-ping, rah-sping]
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  1. harsh; grating: a rasping voice.
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  1. a tiny piece of material removed by rasping or scraping: raspings of sawed wood.
  2. raspings, dry bread crumbs.
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Origin of rasping

First recorded in 1650–60; rasp + -ing2, -ing1
Related formsrasp·ing·ly, adverbrasp·ing·ness, nounun·rasp·ing, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Raspings can be used, but they should be rubbed through a wire sieve.

    The Skilful Cook

    Mary Harrison

  • In the latter case, the quantity of water and raspings must be doubled.

  • Powder with bread crumbs, or raspings, and with more grated cheese.

    Cakes & Ale

    Edward Spencer

  • It is then served with raspings or with glazing, the rind having first been taken off neatly.

  • The raspings were then passed between rollers, macerated in hot water, and well churned.

    The Atlantic Telegraph

    William Howard Russell

British Dictionary definitions for raspings


pl n
  1. browned breadcrumbs for coating fish and other foods before frying, baking, etc
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raspy (ˈrɑːspɪ)

  1. (esp of a noise) harsh or grating; rough
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