rar·​ing ˈrer-ən How to pronounce raring (audio)
: full of enthusiasm or eagerness
ready and raring to go

Examples of raring in a Sentence

The kids are raring to get to work on the tree house. She's been raring to go since dawn.

Word History


from present participle of English dialect rare to rear, alteration of English rear

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of raring was in 1909

Dictionary Entries Near raring

Cite this Entry

“Raring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raring. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


rar·​ing ˈra(ə)r-ən How to pronounce raring (audio)
: full of enthusiasm or eagerness
raring to go

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