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razzed; razzing; razzes

transitive verb

: heckle, deride
the fans razzed the visiting players

Examples of razz in a Sentence

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
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The actors spent time with their real-life counterparts Nyad and Stoll and how the longtime friends razz each other. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 22 Feb. 2024 But Platonic mainly serves as a showcase for the considerable rapport between its leads, both of whom are clearly having a blast razzing each other like sarcastic siblings. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 11 May 2023 The Chiefs razzed Mahomes in the caption of the video for wearing a pair of white Crocs to the shoot and acting surprised when he was called out by the team’s photographer. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 18 Jan. 2024 Advertisement Despite the blooper that garnered razzing from Branch’s own father, a speed and track coach who sent his youngest son extra workouts, the freshman’s dynamic return was a welcome sight for the Trojans. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 The audience is treated to some razzing even before the show begins, with performers traipsing through the auditorium, talking smack, to the general delight of everyone. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 14 Aug. 2023 Already, Marisnick said, Barnes had been razzing him about the situation, lightening the mood. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2023 During the bottom of the first, both Freeman and Betts were miked up, razzing each other between each pitch. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2023 Brendan Fraser, Oscar-winner and cool dad, hung out with son at L.A. bar after Academy Awards | Credit: Cindy Ord/VF23/Getty According to TMZ, Fraser signed the Whisky's wall, as onlookers razzed him about his handwriting, and greeted fans who congratulated him on his win the night before. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 16 Mar. 2023

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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 15 Jul. 2024.

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