\ 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

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, 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 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, 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, 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, 11 Dec. 2019

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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 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of razz

: to make playful or unkind comments about (someone) : tease


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

Kids Definition of razz

: to make fun of : tease


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