a plundering raid.

Origin of razzia

1835–45; < French < Arabic (Algerian) ghāzya military raid, variant of Arabic ghazwah
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noun plural -zias

history a raid for plunder or slaves, esp one carried out by Moors in North Africa

Word Origin for razzia

C19: from French, from Arabic ghaziah war
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