rav·​er | \ˈrā-vər \

Definition of raver 

1 : one that raves

2 : a person who frequents raves

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Buffalo London announced just a few months ago that its towering platform sneaker, popular among the raver set and beyond in the ’90s thanks to the Spice Girls, would be sold in the United States for the first time. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Leave It to Erykah Badu to Make Buffalo Platforms Even More OTT," 27 June 2018 Abloh opted for a pair of camo pants, whereas Skepta kept his look monochromatic, albeit accessorizing with matching yellow sunglasses and a crossbody studded Prada bag—a refined version of yet another raver staple—with a studded strap. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Skepta and Virgil Abloh Bring Back This Iconic Raver Fashion Statement," 11 June 2018 While there was plenty of traditional raver neon, more and more goth or S&M accessories were incorporated into attendees’ attire. Deanna Rilling, Billboard, "EDC Las Vegas 2018 Day 2 Highlights: Tiesto, Kygo, Green Velvet & More," 20 May 2018 Easy-Fit Pants Have Overthrown Skinny Jeans The high-volume silhouettes of decades gone by—from '70s pimp to '90s raver—are on the come up. Samuel Hine And Noah Johnson, GQ, "12 Reasons Normal-Ass Clothes Are the Best Way to Dress Right Now," 3 Apr. 2018 The energy of his music could carry ravers anywhere. The Economist, "Avicii (Tim Bergling) died on April 20th," 26 Apr. 2018 But the underground party scene has always looked forward to the end of the world, and ravers in the West London borough of Hounslow used this most recent harbinger of old capitalism’s fall to celebrate once more. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "The toy store was shut down, and then the party was, too, at ‘Raves R Us’ in London | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 Apr. 2018 Waight Keller has no intention of serving up ravers or, god forbid, Helmut Newton. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "How Technology Will Transform Tailoring," 5 Mar. 2018 But what retinol ravers sometimes skim over is that during the first few weeks of use, your face might be red, peeling, and extremely dried out. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "What to Do When Your Skin Is Freaking Out From Retinol," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of raver

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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