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[raz] /ræz/ Slang.

verb (used with object)
to deride; make fun of; tease.
(def 4).
(transitive) to make fun of; deride
short for raspberry (sense 5)

“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.


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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