rappee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tabac râpé "grated tobacco", past participle of râper "to grate"; from Old French rasper "to scrape"; of Germanic origin.

Noun[edit]

rappee (uncountable)

  1. A dark, coarse, strongly flavored snuff.
    • 1836 CE, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers 35
      ‘Why, it is difficult, sir, I confess,’ said the tall footman. ‘It may be done by degrees, Sir. Coffee is the best practice. I carried coffee, Sir, for a long time. It looks very like rappee, sir.’

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