rappee

noun
rap·​pee | \ ra-ˈpā How to pronounce rappee (audio) \

Definition of rappee

: a pungent snuff made from dark tobacco leaves

First Known Use of rappee

circa 1740, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rappee

French (tabac) râpé, literally, grated tobacco

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“Rappee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rappee. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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