Etymology
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rasher (n.)

in cookery, "thin slice of bacon or ham," 1590s, a word of unknown origin. Perhaps from Middle English rash "to cut," variant of rase "to rub, scrape out, erase." However, early lexicographer John Minsheu explained it in 1627 as a piece "rashly or hastily roasted."

updated on April 24, 2021

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Definitions of rasher from WordNet

rasher (n.)
a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America;
Synonyms: vermillion rockfish / Sebastodes miniatus
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