rap·​pee ra-ˈpā How to pronounce rappee (audio)
: a pungent snuff made from dark tobacco leaves

Word History


French (tabac) râpé, literally, grated tobacco

First Known Use

circa 1740, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rappee was circa 1740

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“Rappee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rappee. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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