Rasher
Rasher Rash"er (r[a^]sh"[~e]r), n. [In sense 1, probably fr. rash, a., as being hastily cooked.] 1. A thin slice of bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A California rockfish ({Sebastichthys miniatus}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of pork or bacon),


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  • rasher — (n.) thin slice of bacon or ham, 1590s, of unknown origin. Perhaps from Middle English rash to cut, variant of rase to rub, scrape out, erase, from O.Fr. raser (see RAZE (Cf. raze)). However, early lexicographer John Minsheu explained it in 1627… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rasher — ► NOUN ▪ a thin slice of bacon. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • rasher — [rash′ər] n. [< ? obs. rash, to cut < OFr raser: see RAZE] 1. a thin slice of bacon or, rarely, ham, for frying or broiling ☆ 2. a serving of several such slices …   English World dictionary

  • Rasher — For the breakfast food see Rashers. For the Irish contemporary figurative artist, see Rasher (artist). Rasher was a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano , featuring Dennis the Menace s pet pig Rasher. The strip also featured Rasher s family,… …   Wikipedia

  • Rasher — Recorded in England as Racher, Raisher, Recher, Rasher, Rasier, Raiser, Rasor, and no doubt others, this is a very interesting surname. It is apparently French and appears in the surviving church registers of the city of London from about the… …   Surnames reference

  • rasher — rash|er [ˈræʃə US er] n BrE a thin piece of ↑bacon or ↑ham rasher of ▪ a rasher of bacon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rasher — UK [ˈræʃə(r)] / US [ˈræʃər] noun [countable] Word forms rasher : singular rasher plural rashers a thin flat piece of bacon or ham …   English dictionary

  • Rasher — Rash Rash, a. [Compar. {Rasher} ( [ e]r); superl. {Rashest}.] [Probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. rask quick, brisk, rash, Icel. r[ o]skr vigorous, brave, akin to D. & G. rasch quick, of uncertain origin.] 1. Sudden in action; quick; hasty …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rasher — [[t]ræ̱ʃə(r)[/t]] rashers N COUNT: oft N of n A rasher of bacon is a slice of bacon. [BRIT] (in AM, use slice) …   English dictionary

  • rasher — noun (C) BrE a thin piece of bacon or ham 1 (1): a rasher of streaky bacon …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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