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

Definition of raver

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

Examples of raver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is not an idiom that Ramona Singer won’t chew to bits like a raver’s cheeks after a night of MDMA. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 20 July 2021 And, most memorably, there was Kamala Harris’s twenty-one-year-old stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, who is studying textile design at Parsons and whose Instagram has become a zany showcase for her raver-meets-cottage core sense of style. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 21 Jan. 2021 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, 2 June 2020 Yet the threat to Griessmuehle touched a nerve, uniting ravers and politicians behind a #saveourspaces hashtag. The Economist, 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, 6 Jan. 2020 Ibiza Town, Ibiza Yes, Ibiza is the go-to spot for ravers and full-moon partiers. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, 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, 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, 17 Oct. 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 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of raver

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


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