[rap-rohsh-mahn; French ra-prawsh-mahn] /ˌræp roʊʃˈmɑ̃; French ra prɔʃˈmɑ̃/
an establishment or reestablishment of harmonious relations:
a rapprochement reached between warring factions.
a resumption of friendly relations, esp between two countries
“establishment of cordial relations,” 1809, from French rapprochement “reunion, reconciliation,” literally “a bringing near,” from rapprocher “bring near,” from re- “back, again” (see re-) + aprochier (see approach (v.)).
rapprochement [(rap-rohsh-mahnn, rah-prawsh-mahnn)]
A closer approach of two groups to each other. Rapprochement, a French term, is often applied to two nations, especially ones that become reconciled after relations between them have worsened.
[rap] /ræp/ verb (used with object), rapped, rapping. 1. to strike, especially with a quick, smart, or light blow: He rapped the door with his cane. 2. to utter sharply or vigorously: to rap out a command. 3. (of a spirit summoned by a medium) to communicate (a message) by raps (often followed by out). […]
[rap-skal-yuh n] /ræpˈskæl yən/ noun 1. a rascal; rogue; scamp. /ræpˈskæljən/ noun 1. a disreputable person; rascal or rogue n. 1690s, alteration of rascallion (1640s), a fanciful elaboration of rascal (q.v.). It had a parallel in now-extinct rampallion (1590s), from Middle English ramp (n.2) “ill-behaved woman.”
noun 1. a usually informal or unstructured group discussion, attended especially by people with shared interests, concerns, or problems. noun phrase
noun, Slang. 1. a record kept by law-enforcement authorities of a person’s arrests and convictions. noun 1. (mainly US & Canadian, informal) a police record of an individual’s criminal history noun phrase : Their rap sheets listed convictions for the possession or sale of controlled substances (1960+) Related Terms rapper1