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razzed; razzing; razzes

transitive verb

: heckle, deride
the fans razzed the visiting players

Example Sentences

Noun notoriously difficult to please, opera buffs are as quick with a razz as with a rave Verb We razzed the other team's pitcher. got razzed all day for wearing mismatched sneakers
Recent Examples on the Web
Excellent razz, but the choice of words surfaced a deeper hurt. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2023 Delta 8 Gummies come in five yummy fruity flavors including watermelon, strawberry, lime, mango, and blue-razz. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 Their Delta 8 gummies are available in five equally delicious flavors including mango, lime, watermelon, strawberry, and–probably the tastiest–blue razz. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2022 Their Delta 8 gummies come in various flavors including strawberry, blue razz, cherry, blueberry, green apple, orange, pineapple, lemon watermelon, grape, and mystery. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 July 2022 The gummies come in five varieties and colors: mango, watermelon, cherry, orange, and blue razz. The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 May 2022 Unknown Flavors: Sour with a hint of blue razzNatural Light On Monday, Natural Light, also known as Natty Light, announced two new seltzers. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, 14 Aug. 2019 That is the unit that earned mainly the razz after being shut out, 31-0, in the playoff, the first such humiliation of Urban Meyer's coaching career. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, 30 Aug. 2017 A bouquet of roses to Wood’s hospital room, but a razz for the failure to communicate. Logan Jenkins, sandiegouniontribune.com, 26 May 2017
To the surprise of no one, Phillies fans brought their A-game to razz the Astros Tuesday. Dan Shaughnessy, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Nov. 2022 Now, a lot of people will probably razz the host for caving and giving in to only four people. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 21 Apr. 2022 But the comedian resurfaced Wednesday on Twitter to razz CBS for razzing his singing. Nardine Saadstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 The seventh-grader stands six-foot-six, prompting some classmates to razz him for shoes his mother, Tiffany Jones, bought at bargain stores and ordered online through Amazon. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Oct. 2021 While hosting, Macdonald also took advantage of the opportunity to razz SNL in his opening monologue. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, 15 Sep. 2021 And although Lars and Zoe are still somewhat unformed, Luke Evans and Grace Van Patten razz each other well enough that their tentative friendship continues to work. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 25 Aug. 2021 Saltz had been following the rise of the NFT market and decided to razz Beeple’s digital bigseller with his own effort. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 May 2021 Except when Van Halen and his compatriots wanted to razz their producer. Sarah Rodman, EW.com, 9 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History



short for razzberry sound of contempt, alteration of raspberry

First Known Use


1917, in the meaning defined above


1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of razz was in 1917

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“Razz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razz. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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