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Dec 15, 2021
This week’s theme
Fruits

This week’s words
apple knocker
banana oil
razz
sour grapes
peachy

razz
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with Anu Garg

razz

PRONUNCIATION:
(raz)

MEANING:
noun: A sound, similar to breaking wind, made by pushing the tongue between the lips and blowing air through the mouth.
verb intr.: To make such a sound.
verb tr.: To tease or heckle.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the shortening and alteration of raspberry, from the rhyming slang raspberry tart ⇨ fart. Earliest documented use: 1917.

USAGE:
“One of the ladies in line ended the razzing with, ‘Honey, we’re just kidding. You’ve done a lot for us around here.’”
Jane Running Doe; Neil’s Summer Vacation; Page Publishing; 2019.

See more usage examples of razz in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Writing is like carrying a fetus. -Edna O'Brien, writer (b. 15 Dec 1930)

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