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:
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
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.
- Rash shirt
noun 1. a shirt worn by surfers as protection against sunburn, heat rash, etc Also called (Austral) rashie
[reyz] /reɪz/ verb (used with object), rased, rasing. 1. . [reyz] /reɪz/ verb (used with object), razed, razing. 1. to tear down; demolish; level to the ground: to raze a row of old buildings. 2. to shave or scrape off. /reɪz/ verb 1. a variant spelling of raze /reɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to demolish (a […]
[rasht] /ræʃt/ noun 1. a city in NW Iran, about 10 miles (16 km) S of the Caspian Sea. /ræʃt/ noun 1. a city in NW Iran, near the Caspian Sea: agricultural and commercial centre in a rice-growing area. Pop: 586 000 (2005 est)
[rask; Danish rahsk] /ræsk; Danish rɑsk/ noun 1. Rasmus Christian [ras-muh s kris-chuh n;; Danish rahs-moo s krees-tyahn] /ˈræs məs ˈkrɪs tʃən;; Danish ˈrɑs mʊs ˈkris tyɑn/ (Show IPA), 1787–1832, Danish philologist. /Danish rasɡ/ noun 1. Rasmus Christian (ˈrasmus ˈkresdjan). 1787–1832, Danish philologist. He pioneered comparative philology with his work on Old Norse (1818)