rav·​er | \ ˈrā-vər How to pronounce raver (audio) \

Definition of raver

1 : one that raves
2 : a person who frequents raves

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Recent Examples on the Web Everybody stays inside their cars, no alcohol is sold, and instead of cheering when the beat drops, ravers honk their car horns and flash their lights. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "Germany Has Kept Nightlife Alive During Coronavirus With the Help of This Drive-in Disco," 2 June 2020 Yet the threat to Griessmuehle touched a nerve, uniting ravers and politicians behind a #saveourspaces hashtag. The Economist, "Strings of life Berliners fear “club death”," 1 Feb. 2020 But Bluetooth's new features stand to benefit more than just polite ravers and people who enjoy wearing headphones in crowded sports bars. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "The New Version of Bluetooth Is Here to Fix Your Headphones," 6 Jan. 2020 Ibiza Town, Ibiza Yes, Ibiza is the go-to spot for ravers and full-moon partiers. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Spain," 19 July 2019 What started in New York and Chicago clubs has been embraced and recontentualized by ravers in China, Brazil, Berlin, Melbourne and more. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The Best & Worst of ADE 2019, An International Gathering Of Electronic Music," 21 Oct. 2019 While a few were ex-ravers, the majority were simply searching for something to do between breakfast and nap time. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: What a Bay Area baby rave tells us about the pressures of millennial parenting," 17 Oct. 2019 Freaky Deaky brought hundreds of young ravers to the raceway on Saturday and Sunday, resulting in loud music and noise that some residents said kept their entire neighborhoods up all hours of the night, according to social media posts. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Residents voice complaints over loud, disrupting weekend due to Freaky Deaky music festival," 28 Oct. 2019 These events attracted all kinds—dance music heads, music journalists, scenesters, college students, drag queens, drug dealers, drug seekers and criminals who robbed altered ravers at gunpoint. Simon Rust Lamb, Billboard, "How Organic Made History As Southern California's First Legitimate Dance Fest," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of raver

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Raver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raver. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of raver

: someone who goes to a rave
British : someone who goes to many parties

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