verb (used with object)

to deride; make fun of; tease.


Origin of razz

1910–15, Americanism; short for raspberry
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Related Words for razzed

chaff, tease, taunt, banter, needle, jest, joke, heckle, raspberry, rib, kid

Examples from the Web for razzed

Contemporary Examples of razzed

  • So similar were their tactics that Obama took whole cloth from one Patrick speech and was razzed about plagiarism.

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    The Next Scott Brown?

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    March 28, 2010

Historical Examples of razzed

British Dictionary definitions for razzed



(tr) to make fun of; deride


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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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