• enPR: răsh'ə(r), IPA(key): /ˈɹæʃə(ɹ)/
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  • Rhymes: -æʃə(ɹ)

Etymology 1Edit

rash +‎ -er.



  1. comparative form of rash: more rash

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown origin. Said to be rasure.


rasher (plural rashers)

  1. (Britain, Ireland) A strip of bacon.
    • 1892, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb”, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes[1], Wikisource:
      He received us in his quietly genial fashion, ordered fresh rashers and eggs, and joined us in a hearty meal.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 2
      He toasted his bacon on a fork and caught the drops of fat on his bread; then he put the rasher on his thick slice of bread, and cut off chunks with a clasp-knife, poured his tea into his saucer, and was happy.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter III:[2]
      Would you like a bite of something? None of your damned lawdeedaw airs here. The rich of a rasher fried with a herring?
    • 2010 March 25, Irish Independent, "Put to the test: Back rashers":
      Thick-cut, thin-cut or flavoured, sometimes there is nothing nicer than a rasher on toast or a crispy rasher as part of a full fry up.


rasher (third-person singular simple present rashers, present participle rashering, simple past and past participle rashered)

  1. (transitive) To cut into rashers.
    • 1956, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, Papers by command (volume 26, page 26)
      Most of the bacon sold is rashered or prepared as boiling joints in the retail shop, but recently there have been experiments in central arrangements for rashering bacon and its subsequent distribution pre-packed.