[rash-er] /ˈræʃ ər/
a thin slice of bacon or ham for frying or broiling.
a portion or serving of bacon, usually three or four slices.
[rash-er] /ˈræʃ ər/
adjective, rasher, rashest.
acting or tending to act too hastily or without due consideration.
characterized by or showing too great haste or lack of consideration:
a thin slice of bacon or ham
acting without due consideration or thought; impetuous
characterized by or resulting from excessive haste or impetuosity: a rash word
(pathol) any skin eruption
a series of unpleasant and unexpected occurrences: a rash of forest fires
“thin slice of bacon or ham,” 1590s, of unknown origin. Perhaps from Middle English rash “to cut,” variant of rase “to rub, scrape out, erase.” However, early lexicographer John Minsheu explained it in 1627 as a piece “rashly or hastily roasted.”
late 14c., “nimble, quick, vigorous” (early 14c. as a surname), a Scottish and northern word, perhaps from Old English -ræsc (cf. ligræsc “flash of lightning”) or one of its Germanic cognates, from Proto-Germanic *raskuz (cf. Middle Low German rasch, Middle Dutch rasc “quick, swift,” German rasch “quick, fast”). Related to Old English horsc “quick-witted.” Sense of “reckless, impetuous, heedless of consequences” is attested from c.1500. Related: Rashly; rashness.
“eruption of small red spots on skin,” 1709, perhaps from French rache “a sore” (Old French rasche “rash, scurf”), from Vulgar Latin *rasicare “to scrape” (also source of Old Provençal rascar, Spanish rascar “to scrape, scratch,” Italian raschina “itch”), from Latin rasus “scraped,” past participle of radere “to scrape” (see raze). The connecting notion would be of itching. Figurative sense of “any sudden outbreak or proliferation” first recorded 1820.
A skin eruption.
[rah-shee] /ˈrɑ ʃi/ noun 1. (Solomon ben Isaac) 1040–1105, French Hebrew scholar.
/ræˈʃiːd/ noun 1. a town in N Egypt, on the Nile delta Former name Rosetta
[rah-shee-duh, rah-shi-dah] /rɑˈʃi də, ˈrɑ ʃɪˌdɑ/ noun 1. a female given name: from a Swahili word meaning “righteous.”.
[rash] /ræʃ/ noun 1. an eruption or efflorescence on the skin. 2. a multitude of instances of something occurring more or less during the same period of time: a rash of robberies last month. /ræʃ/ adjective 1. acting without due consideration or thought; impetuous 2. characterized by or resulting from excessive haste or impetuosity: a […]