Dictionary: RAU – RAZ


RAUCID
adj. hoarse, raucous, harsh-sounding …1831 rare
Etymology
– from Latin raucus (adj.) (hoarse, harsh, raucous) + -id 
 
RAUGHT
n. 1. a stroke, a blow, a dash …1742 Sc.
n. 2. the act of reaching …B1900 Sc. obs.
 
RAUN
vb. to eat greedily …1777 Eng. dial.
 
• RAUNCH
adj. of vegetable food: green, uncooked, raw …1884 Eng. dial.
n. 1. obscenity, pornography …1960s sl., orig. US
n. 2. vulgarity, grubbiness, shabbiness, dirtiness …1967 sl., orig. US
vb. 1. to pull, to pluck …1579 obs. rare
vb. 2. to eat or devour greedily; to munch, to gnaw; to tear up …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to swagger, to bully, to intimidate …c1939 Amer. dial.
vb. 4. to have sexual intercourse …1940s US sl.
 
• RAUNCH AND SCRAUNCH
vb. to snatch greedily; to grasp at …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAUNCHER
n. an extraordinarily large example of its kind …1950 Amer. dial.
 
• RAUNCHING BIG
adj. very large …1957 Amer. dial.
 
• RAUNCH OUT
vb. to offend by making sexual remarks or using offensive language …1970s US students’ sl.
 
• RAUNCHY
adj. 1. sordid, sloppy, careless; inept, unskilled; awkward; contemptible, excessive, seedy …1930s sl., orig. US
adj. 2. inferior, cheap …1940s US teen sl.
adj. 3. dilapidated, old, worn out, used up; cheap, inferior; ugly; gaudy; corny …c1950 US teen usage
adj. 4. dirty, sloppy, and bad-smelling …M20 US sl.
adj. 5. wild; frantic; distraught …1954 Amer. dial.
adj. 6. of a cow or horse: rough, dangerous, bad-tempered …1966 Amer. dial.
adj. 7. suggestive, sexually provocative, smutty, bawdy …1967 sl., orig. US
adj. 8. drunk …1970s US sl.
adj. 9. ill, unwell …1970s US students’ sl.
adj. 10. violent …1990s US sl.
 
• RAUNGE
vb. to eat or devour greedily; to munch, to gnaw …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
• RAUNING
adj. hungry, ravenous …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAUNISH
adj. hungry, ravenous …1777 Eng. dial.
 
• RAVE
n. 1. a vague report, an uncertain rumour; a story which is not very credible …1882 Sc.
n. 2. trouble, confusion …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a favourable opinion or comment …1926 orig. US
n. 4. an infatuation …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 5, something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 6. a lively party or rowdy gathering …1960 sl.
vb. 1. to express enthusiastic approval …a1704
vb. 2. of wind: to make a wild, rushing sound …1785 Sc.
vb. 3. to roam, to stray …1841 Sc.
vb. 4. to rake up a story against anyone …1847 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to pull; to tear up; to tear; to rout out, to disturb …1889 Eng. dial.
vb. 6. to go about hurriedly or energetically …B1900 Eng. dial.
vb. 7. to enjoy oneself; to have fun …1961 sl.
 
• RAVEL
n. a muddle, tangle, confusion …1891 Sc.
vb. 1. to get into a confusion or tangle; to entangle, to disorder, to muddle …1791 Sc.
vb. 2. to confuse, to render incapable of coherent thought, to perplex …1866 Sc.
vb. 3. to wander in speech; to speak incoherently or untruthfully …1877 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 4. to wander about aimlessly …1880 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. of hair: to displace, to dishevel …1895 Sc.
vb. 6. to tell a story, etc. volubly; to pour out in words …1929 Sc.
vb. 7. to nonplus, to bamboozle, to outwit …1931 Sc.
 
• RAVEL-COPPIN
n. a wild, reckless, careless fellow …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAVELLED
adj. 1. tangled, confused, muddled, in difficulties …1721 Sc.
adj. 2. confused in mind, muddled; rambling, incoherent, delirious …1866 Sc.
 
• RAVELLED SKEIN
n. a knotty problem, an involved situation …1883 Sc.
 
• RAVELLIN
n. raving, delirium …1895 Sc.
 
• RAVELLING
adj. confused; wild; disordered …1876 Eng. dial.
 
• RAVELMENT
n. a confusion, tangle …1833 Sc.
 
• RAVEL THE CLEW
vb. to fail in business …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAVEN
n. prey; anything got by violence …B1900 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to wander in search of food …1888 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to abuse …B1900 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to importune persistently …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAVEN BEAUTY
n. a beautiful Black woman …E20 US sl.
 
• RAVEN-DARK
adj. black …1901 Eng. dial.
 
• RAVER
n. 1. someone who has a wild time, esp. sexually …1959 sl.
n. 2. a promiscuous (usually young) man or esp. woman …1971 sl.
 
• RAVERS
adj. 1. angry …1938 sl.
adj. 2. insane, raving mad …1938 Brit. sl.
 
• RAVERY
n. delirium, raving; a violent fit of passion attended with loud vociferation …1721 Sc. obs.
 
• RAVE-UP
n. a lively party or rowdy gathering …1967 sl.
 
• RAVING
adj. 1. an intensifier …1865 Sc. & Amer. dial.
adj. 2. resplendently beautiful; gorgeous …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
adj. 3. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RAVING BEAUTY
n. a beauty worth raving about …Bk1892 Amer. sl.
 
• RAVISABLE
adj. ravenous, greedy …c1400 obs.
 
• RAVISH
vb. to use wastefully …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAW
adj. 1. annoyed, angry, exasperated …1811 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. of drinks: unmixed with water …Bk1902 colloq,
adj. 3. undressed; nude …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. undiluted whisky …1869 Sc.
 
• RAW AS ROPES
adj. doltish, gauche, uncouth …1880 Sc.
 
• RAW-BONE
adj. raw-boned; very lean or gaunt …1593 obs.
n. a very lean or gaunt person; a mere skeleton …1638 obs.
 
• RAWBONED
adj. having the bones prominently visible beneath the skin; thin, bony, gangling …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• RAWBONES
n. 1. a scrawny horse …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 2. a very thin, bony person …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• RAWBONY
adj. having the bones prominently visible beneath the skin; thin, bony, gangling …a1930 Amer. dial.
 
• RAW-COLD
adj. exceedingly cold …1896 Eng. dial.
 
• A RAW DEAL
n. unfair treatment …1912 sl.
 
• RAW-FOOTED
adj. barefooted …1802 Sc.
 
• RAW-GABBED
adj. speaking confidently and authoritatively on a subject of which one is ignorant …B1900 Sc.
 
• RAW-GOB
n. an abrupt, coarse, vulgar speaker …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAW-GOBBED
adj. rude and coarse of speech …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAW-GORBIT
n. an unfledged bird; a half-grown boy …1869 Eng. dial.
 
• RAW-GORLIN
n. an unfledged bird …1884 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWGUT
n. bad liquor …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• RAW-GUTTLIN
n. an unfledged bird …1879 Eng. dial.
 
• RAW-HEAD
n. 1. a bogey used to frighten children …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a simpleton … B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWHEAD AND BLOODY BONES
n. a spectre, a hobgoblin; a nursery bugbear; a bogey used to frighten children …1637 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 
• RAW-HEELS AND BLOODYBONES
n. a spectre, a hobgoblin; a nursery bugbear …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• RAWHIDE
adj. 1. of a person: tough, experienced …1883 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. exacting hard work …1950 Amer. dial.
n. 1. a cowboy, esp. an experienced one …1936 Amer. dial., sometimes derogatory
n. 2. an emaciated person or animal; a very thin, bony person …1940 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a mule …1967 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to tease, to rib, to haze …1899 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to carry, esp. on one’s back …1917 Amer. dial.
vb. 3. to overwork or mistreat workers or machinery …1930 Amer. dial.
vb. 4. of a cowboy: to camp out alone in search of stray cattle …1936 Amer. dial.
vb. 5. to chastise verbally; to scold …1948 Amer. dial.
 
• RAWHIDER
n. 1. an early settler in the Southwest …1908 Amer. dial.
n. 2. one who overworks or mistreats workers or machinery …1931 Amer. dial.
 
• RAWHIDING
n. 1. a whipping ..1848 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a sharp scolding …1948 Amer. dial.
 
• RAWK
adj. 1. hoarse …B1900 Sc.
adj. 2. misty, foggy …B1900 Sc.
n. 1. a mist, a sea fog …1854 Eng. dial.
n. 2. smoke …B1900 Eng. dial.
vb. to grow misty; to become foggy …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWKY
adj. misty, foggy, damp, raw and cold …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
• RAWL
vb. 1. to quarrel, to grumble, to be quarrelsome …1811 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to pull roughly about; to carry or draw anything heavy …1887 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWLEY
adj. ugly …B1900 Sc.
n. a quarrel, a row …1929 Sc.
vb. to scold, to chide, to speak angrily to …1790 Sc.
 
• RAWLY
adj. 1. unripe, immature …1824 Sc. obs.
adj. 2. of the weather: raw, damp …B1900 Sc.
adv. inadequately …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWMY
adj. misty …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWN
adj. afraid …1825 Sc.
n. a fragment of a rainbow …B1900 Sc.
vb. to eat greedily …1777 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWNER
n. a dead bough on a tree …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWN-PEG
n. a dead bough on a tree …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWNY
adj. 1. tall, thin, and bony …1825 Eng. & Amer. dial.
adj. 2. of a man: big and awkward; clumsy …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 1. a dead bough on a growing tree …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a silly fellow; a fool …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWNY-BONED
adj. having the bones prominently visible beneath the skin; thin, bony, gangling …1868 Amer. dial.
 
• RAWNY-BOUGH
n. a dead bough on a growing tree …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAWNYING
adj. tall, thin, and bony …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAW-POOT
n. an unfledged bird … B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAW RECRUIT
adj. of drinks: unmixed with water …Bk1902 colloq,
 
• RAWTID!
int. an exclamation implying great anger, surprise, amazement, envy, etc. …1940s sl.
 
• RAX
n. 1. a stretch; a reach; the act of stretching or reaching …1814 Sc.
n. 2. a strain; a sprain; a wrench of a limb or a muscle …1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to extend, to stretch; to stretch the limbs on waking …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to strain; to overstrain oneself …1766 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to grow …1773 Sc.
vb. 4. to reach; to reach down; to reach out for; to hand over …1836 Sc. & N. Ireland
vb. 5. to exaggerate …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAX A NECK
vb. to hang a person …1792 Sc.
 
• RAXED
adj. of a limb: wrenched …1898 Sc.
 
• RAXED-NECK
n. the neck of a person who has been hanged …1824 Sc.
 
• RAXER
n. something that pains …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAXING
adj. 1. elastic, easily stretched …1785 Sc.
adj. 2. growing,  increasing …1892 Sc.
adj. 3. of pain: racking …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. a hanging …1822 Sc.
 
• RAXON
vb. to infect, to taint with disease …1790 Eng. dial.
 
• RAX OUT
vb. of the weather: to clear up …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAXTER
n. a long walk …B1900 Sc.
 
• RAXY
adj. stiff …B1900 Sc.
 
• RAY
n. 1. a corner …1891 Eng. dial.
n. 2. diarrhoea …B1900 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to deck out, to dress …1750 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to defile, to soil; to pollute with dung …1828 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to undress …1829 Eng. dial.
 
• RAYED
adj., defiled …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAYFIELD
vb. to steal without concealment or regard for the consequence; to break the law in a contemptuous manner …1950s African-American sl.
 
• RAYMOND
n. rain personified …2000 Amer. dial.
 
• RAY OF SUNSHINE
n. a happy person; one whose happiness cheers others …1915 sl.
 
• RAZOO
n. 1. a sign of contempt …1890 Amer. sl.
n. 2. any money; a trivial amount of money …1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
vb. to manhandle; to use roughly …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• RAZOR BLADE
n. 1. a long, slim oyster …1881 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a Black person …c1955 rhyming sl. on ‘spade’
 
• RAZOR-FACE
n. a sharp-featured person, esp. one who is close-fisted and greedy …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RAZOR-RIDE
vb. to shave …1892 Sc.
 
• RAZORRIDGE
n. E18 sl. – shaving
 
• RAZORS
n. L19 army sl. – inferior liquor
 
• RAZOR SHARP
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – in order; in good condition
 
• RAZY
adj. 1654 – of wine or other liquors, vegetable juices, fruits, etc.: having a characteristically excellent taste, flavour or quality
 
• RAZZ
n. 1. 1919 sl. – a good talking-to; an harangue, esp. by a master to a boy; a reprimand
n. 2. 1919 sl., orig. US – a ‘razzberry’; a sound or gesture expressing contempt
vb. 1. c1890 Aust. sl. – to jeer at someone
vb. 2. 1921 sl., orig. US – to hiss or deride someone or make fun of them; to mock, to tease
 
• RAZZAMATAZZ
n. 1958 sl. – noisy, showy publicity or display
 
• RAZZBERRIES!
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense! it is ridiculous
 
• RAZZBERRY
n. 1. 1890 US sl. – a sound or gesture expressing contempt, the continuous noise made by forcing air out of the mouth with the tongue held limply behind the lower lip
n. 2. 1922 sl. – a reprimand or instance of reprimanding
 
• RAZZENED
adj. B1900 Eng. dial. – of food: burnt in the oven rather than thoroughly baked
 
• RAZZING
n. US & Can. colloq. – the act of making fun of someone
 
• RAZZLE
vb. 1. 1876 Eng. dial. – to warm at the fire; to cook meat so that the outside is scorched while the inside remains raw; to dry
vb. 2. 20C Aust. sl. – to steal
 
• RAZZLED
adj. 1969 Amer. dial. – confused, rattled, mixed up
 
• RAZZLE-DAZZLE
n. 1. 1888 sl. – energy, vigour, vitality
n. 2. c1895 sl. – a frolic; a spree; riotous jollity; noisy or showy fuss or activity
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense
n. 4. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – disorder
vb. c1895 sl., orig. US – to dazzle
 
• RAZZLE-DAZZLED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted
 
• RAZZLE-DAZZLER
n. 1897 sl. – a sock that dazzles (generally in plural)
 
• RAZZLER
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – of the weather: a hot day
 
• RAZZLING
adj. B1900 Eng. dial. – hot, scorching
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – a beating
 
• RAZZMATAZZ
n. 1. 1888 colloq. – nonsense
n. 2. 19C sl., chiefly Brit. – noisy or showy fuss or activity
 
• RAZZO
n. 1. 1899 sl. – the nose
n. 2. 1950s rhyming sl. for ‘fart’ (Raspberry Tart) – an act of breaking wind
 
• RAZZOR
vb. 1. 1895 Eng. dial. – to vex, to exasperate, to enrage
vb. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – to exhaust; to wear out, to tire


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