\ ˈraz How to pronounce razz (audio) \

Definition of razz

 (Entry 1 of 2)


razzed; razzing; razzes

Definition of razz (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: heckle, deride the fans razzed the visiting players

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Synonyms & Antonyms for razz

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Noun

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "PBR, Natural Light and Four Loko are testing hard seltzers. Here are eight to try," 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, "Ohio State football 2017: Make way for only regular season that means a lot: Bill Livingston (photos)," 30 Aug. 2017 A bouquet of roses to Wood’s hospital room, but a razz for the failure to communicate. Logan Jenkins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "On Memorial Day Weekend, hearts are at half-staff but spirits light," 26 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Except when Van Halen and his compatriots wanted to razz their producer. Sarah Rodman, EW.com, "Van Halen, Doobie Brothers producer Ted Templeman reflects on Platinum life," 9 Nov. 2020 Soon enough, the first of 15 San Francisco fire engines came by, its crews jumping off to razz him as usual. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, "Famed beefeater doorman Tom Sweeney carries his last bag after 43 years at the Sir Francis Drake," 14 Jan. 2020 During the country singer’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, the talk show host razzed Shelton, 43, for not popping the question yet. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Ellen DeGeneres Reminds Blake Shelton That 'Time Is Ticking' on Proposal to Gwen Stefani," 13 Dec. 2019 This is real bragging rights being in the same quarterback room for a few years and just razzing each other back and forth. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Baker Mayfield discusses Kliff Kingsbury in Wednesday press conference: Transcript," 11 Dec. 2019 All evening they’ve mostly been hanging around the operations desk at their base at Fort Wainwright, cracking jokes and razzing each other, anxiously and excitedly waiting for their turn to leap out of a plane to fight a backcountry forest fire. Mark Jenkins, National Geographic, "When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in," 12 June 2019 Alli Faricy, director at Camp Foley in Pine River, Minn., said earlier this month, two 12-year-old boys were razzing each other. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "The New Camp Counselor Is a Therapist," 20 July 2018 DeWolfe razzes the band between sets and, during songs, twirls Schemerle's limp yellow body like a wet towel. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "It's true: The ShowBiz Pizza robot band is back, at a retro arcade bar | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Unsurprisingly, just the clip of them razzing Smith on Thursday night about his interview is hysterical. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Dear Knicks: Please don't hire Kenny Smith, ruin best basketball show on TV," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of razz


1917, in the meaning defined above


1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for razz


short for razzberry sound of contempt, alteration of raspberry

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“Razz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razz. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of razz

US, informal : to make playful or unkind comments about (someone)


\ ˈraz How to pronounce razz (audio) \
razzed; razzing

Kids Definition of razz

: to make fun of : tease

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