rash·​er | \ ˈra-shər How to pronounce rasher (audio) \

Definition of rasher

: a thin slice of bacon or ham broiled or fried also : a portion consisting of several such slices

Examples of rasher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pinchos de Dàtiles y Bacon Fritos (Fried Date and Bacon Pinchos) Makes 20 20 dates 20 slices (rashers) thin rindless bacon 2–3 tablespoons peanut or groundnut oil 1. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "Sweet and Savory Bacon-Wrapped Dates," 5 Aug. 2010 Five years ago, Aline and Jack Tabibian moved from Tenafly, N.J., to Edgewater, a borough in Bergen County that is proportioned like a rasher of bacon. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Edgewater, N.J.: A Riverside Borough, With Quirks," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of rasher

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rasher

perhaps from obsolete rash to cut, from Middle English rashen

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“Rasher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rasher. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rasher

chiefly British : a thin piece of bacon or ham

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