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EtymologyEdit

1950s. From Jamaican Creole raasclaat, from English arse + cloth. Compare English arsewipe, asswipe.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

raasclaat

  1. (Jamaica, vulgar) Used to express anger, annoyance or surprise.
    • 2004 December 16, Kewi-Armah, Kwame, Fix Up, scene 2; republished as Plays: 1, London: Methuen Drama, 2009, →ISBN, page 126:
      Alice: The phrase 'O kinsmen!' makes that call specific: the poem's would-be warriors are men. What about women? He only talks about the race by imagining the aspirations of men.
      Brother Kiyi: Rasclaat!
      Alice: No, not rasclaat or however you pronounce it—the contest for humanity in the poem is fought exclusively by men.

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NounEdit

raasclaat (plural raasclaats)

  1. (Jamaica, vulgar) A contemptible person.
    • 2017, “Gunfiyah”, performed by Dr. Dre:
      Set fire to my enemies / Fuck a rasclaat, those our enemies
    • 2018, Mike Colter and Kevin Mambo as Luke Cage and Sheldon Shaw, The Basement (Marvel's Luke Cage), season 2, episode 6, written by Aïda Mashaka Croal, ABC Studios; Netflix, 0:02:39 from the start:
      Luke: You got five seconds to tell me why your boss invaded Harlem and what he wants with Raymond Jones.
      Sheldon: Five, four, three, two, one. Raasclaat!

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AdjectiveEdit

raasclaat (comparative more raasclaat, superlative most raasclaat)

  1. (Jamaica, vulgar) An intensifier.
    • 2005, James, Marlon, John Crow's Devil, →ISBN, page 58:
      Everybody raasclaat sorry, but is not everybody have to clean up people mess.
    • 2011, Rai, Bali, The Whisper, →ISBN, page 143:
      'Me an' Patrick drive to Nottingham fe go check one a we bredren an' when we return I man see nufa a dem raasclaat poster all over the place.'
    • 2016, “One Life”, in New Level Unlocked, performed by Alkaline:
      Bere lies, bere raasclaat hype

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Jamaican CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From raas +‎ claat, from English arse + cloth.

InterjectionEdit

raasclaat

  1. (vulgar) Used to express anger, annoyance or surprise.

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

raasclaat (plural raasclaat dem or raasclaats)

  1. (vulgar) A contemptible person.
    • 1997, Kennaway, Guy, One People, →ISBN:
      'Ya want fi tek de raas claat roof from mi picknee head, man. Ya have no heart?' Babs shouted. 'Gimme a couple blaad claat dollar. Gwaan. Raasclaat. An' mi will pay ya back anudder day.'
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AdjectiveEdit

raasclaat

  1. (vulgar) An intensifier.