- to deride; make fun of; tease.
Origin of razz
1910–15, Americanism; short for raspberry
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Examples from the Web for razzed
So similar were their tactics that Obama took whole cloth from one Patrick speech and was razzed about plagiarism.The Next Scott Brown?
Samuel P. Jacobs
March 28, 2010
Ive talked to them and razzed them and done everything except to lam them.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team
- (tr) to make fun of; deride
- short for raspberry (def. 5)
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Word Origin and History for razzed
"to hiss or deride," 1920, shortened and altered variant of raspberry (q.v.) in its rhyming slang sense. Related: Razzed; razzing. As a noun, in to give the razz, from 1919.
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