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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And just as fun and cleverly off-kilter were the styles, from a flamingo-hued half-up look remixed with twin raver knots to a hyper-bleached pixie accented with a single fuchsia micro braid trailing down the back like an ethereal rattail. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Eye-Popping Hair Rules the Street at Tokyo Fashion Week," 19 Oct. 2018 Turns out, Offset doesn’t need a glow stick, the raver’s trademark accessory, to stand out. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Offset, the Rapper, Goes Raver at Paris Fashion Week Men's," 15 Jan. 2019 Yara Shahidi, sporting a cropped turtleneck and some larger-than-life jean raver pants, snapped a stylish pic with dapper co-stars Luka Sabbat and Trevor Jackson. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The 13 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Yara Shahidi Goes Raver, Chanel Models Have Fun, and More," 5 Jan. 2019 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

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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
British : someone who goes to many parties

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