noun rasp·ber·ry \ˈraz-ˌber-ē, -b(ə-)rē\

: a soft, red berry that is sweet and juicy

: a rude sound made by pushing your tongue outside your lips and blowing air out of your mouth

Full Definition of RASPBERRY

a :  any of various usually black or red edible berries that are aggregate fruits consisting of numerous small drupes on a fleshy receptacle and that are usually rounder and smaller than the closely related blackberries
b :  a perennial plant (genus Rubus) of the rose family that bears raspberries
[short for raspberry tart, rhyming slang for fart] :  a sound of contempt made by protruding the tongue between the lips and expelling air forcibly to produce a vibration; broadly :  an expression of disapproval or contempt

Examples of RASPBERRY

  1. One of the children made a raspberry at him.
  2. <there were raspberries from the audience when the hapless actress kept forgetting her lines>

Illustration of RASPBERRY


English dialect rasp raspberry + English berry
First Known Use: circa 1616

Related to RASPBERRY

bird [chiefly British], boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, jeer, catcall, razz, snort
RASPBERRIES Defined for Kids


noun rasp·ber·ry \ˈraz-ˌber-ē\
plural rasp·ber·ries

Definition of RASPBERRY for Kids

:  a sweet juicy red, black, or purple berry of a prickly plant
July 06, 2015
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