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verb (used with object)
  1. to deride; make fun of; tease.

Origin of razz

1910–15, Americanism; short for raspberry

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How to use razz in a sentence

  • Lopez admits that as the resident ghost expert he does get a fair bit of razzing from his police officer buddies.

    True Life: I’m a Part-Time Ghost Hunter | Christine Pelisek | September 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The fans on the bleachers ceased their fruitless razzing of the tin umpire and began to cheer.

    Mystery Wings | Roy J. Snell
  • 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)
  • He quit razzing me and I tried to pay attention, but I couldn't; all I could do was think of home.

    The Plastic Age | Percy Marks
  • He knew that he had laid himself open to a "royal razzing," but he proceeded to bluff himself out of the dilemma.

    The Plastic Age | Percy Marks

British Dictionary definitions for razz


/ (ræz) US and Canadian slang /

  1. (tr) to make fun of; deride


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