Razz



[raz] /ræz/ Slang.

verb (used with object)
1.
to deride; make fun of; tease.
noun
2.
(def 4).
/ræz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make fun of; deride
noun
2.
short for raspberry (sense 5)
v.

“to hiss or deride,” 1920, shortened and altered variant of raspberry (q.v.) in its rhyming slang sense. Related: Razzed; razzing. As a noun, in to give the razz, from 1919.

verb

To insult and ridicule; needle, ride: Is there ever any razzing about the fact that you report to your wife?

[1920+; fr raspberry; found in the form razoo by 1890]

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