- a plundering raid.
Origin of razzia
1835–45; < French < Arabic (Algerian) ghāzya military raid, variant of Arabic ghazwah
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Examples from the Web for razzia
In short, it is a razzia, or sweeping burglary, as complete as can be imagined.Animal Intelligence
George J. Romanes
The words Bédouins, razzia, Algérie, recurred frequently in their discourse.
The little blacks on whom the red ants made this razzia sallied out in considerable numbers; and I truly pitied them.The Insect
She had been sold by auction, as usual, the day after the return from the razzia, and had fallen to the lot of one of the men.Some Heroes of Travel
W. H. Davenport Adams
En-Noor told us that the Sultan of Asoudee had gone out on a razzia to the west.
- history a raid for plunder or slaves, esp one carried out by Moors in North Africa
C19: from French, from Arabic ghaziah war
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