[ rah-sah ]


, Southwestern U.S. Slang
  1. (used with a plural verb) people; guys (used as a form of address):

    Happy Friday, raza—the weekend’s almost here!

  2. Sometimes Raza. (used with a singular or plural verb) la raza:

    Union busters keep trying to divide the raza, but we stand united!

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Example Sentences

The AFL-CIO has urged the president to pursue both options, as have La Raza and other pro-reform groups.

“If today someone stands up and says the exact same things about Jews, Hindus or Buddhists, I would be equally upset,” says Raza.

Speaking in Parliament, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani asked rhetorically, “We want to know who gave Osama bin Laden a visa?”

“This needs to be taken very seriously,” says Daniel Ortega, a Phoenix lawyer who chairs the National Council of La Raza.

On our left lay the two islands, Rodonda and Raza, on the latter of which is situated a lighthouse.

A person free from tainted blood is defined by law, Christiano viejo, limpio de toda mala raza.

They are a raza conquistada as their masters term them—a conquered race.

The land breeze lasted long enough to bring them by Santa Cruz, and their ship drifted along all day between Raza and the main.