rasher

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rash +‎ -er.

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rasher

  1. comparative form of rash: more rash

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown origin.

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rasher (plural rashers)

  1. (UK, 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.
    • 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.
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