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Origin of razz

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

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

Examples from the Web for razzing

Contemporary Examples of razzing

Historical Examples of razzing

  • My grades werent so bad, but you should have heard the razzing I got!

    Betty Lee, Freshman

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

  • I thought he was razzing me for a moment, but saw that he really meant it.

    Test Pilot

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

British Dictionary definitions for razzing


  1. (tr) to make fun of; deride
  1. short for raspberry (def. 5)
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Word Origin and History for razzing



"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper