rav·​er ˈrā-vər How to pronounce raver (audio)
: one that raves
: a person who frequents raves

Examples of raver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scene fashion is almost emo, too, that kind of mixes with ravers. Katie Bain, Billboard, 8 Jan. 2024 The lineup has yet to be announced, but last year ravers saw performances from Alan Walker, AC Slater, Borgore, San Holo, Slushii and more. Holly Alvarado, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Jan. 2024 The Gulf Shores is ready to welcome country queens, sad bois, and ravers for this year’s Hangout Music Festival. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 10 Jan. 2024 Her audience’s eyes were still recovering from her high-wire gyrations, her postapocalyptic backup ravers, and her many, many lasers. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 15 Dec. 2023 The ravers were told not to bring firearms or sharp objects onto the festival grounds. Susannah George, Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2023 The look might be described as Aztec raver — a splash of vibrant color, childlike sensibility and sportiness. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2023 Frat boys belonged there, hippies belonged there, installation artists and beautiful people and ageing ravers who could still handle their drugs belonged there. Hazlitt, 1 Nov. 2023 The apparently lifeless body of one female raver, Germany’s Shani Louk, was driven back ... Wilfred Reilly, National Review, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of raver was in the 15th century

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“Raver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raver. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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