rah

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɑː/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of hurrah

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

rah

  1. An exclamation of encouragement.
    • 2011, Kern Alexander, M. David Alexander, American Public School Law (page 668)
      Not so very long ago, a row of docile cheerleaders would say, “rah, rah, rah, sis-boombah”—maybe a leg would kick up into the air, perhaps a jump under the cheerleader's own power.

Noun[edit]

rah (plural rahs)

  1. (Britain, informal) A person (especially a student) with a posh accent who looks down on those who are "common".
    • 2012, Helen Pidd, Letter from India: it's no easy matter being a woman looking for a decent drink in Delhi, The Guardian [1]
      I didn't need to make a mental note not to follow their advice: like every other pretentious foreigner from the gap year rahs to the retired yoga addicts, I had no intention of stepping into a shopping centre. I was going to discover the real India.

Adjective[edit]

rah (comparative more rah, superlative most rah)

  1. (Britain, informal) Posh.
    • 2021, Boris Johnson has utterly failed to back up his anti-woke rhetoric with action (in The Sunday Telegraph, 9 December)
      The June 2020 protest at which the Bristol slave-trader and philanthropist’s statue was brought down was a BLM protest. But none of the defendants were black. Rather, as you can tell from their names (including Milo Ponsford and Sage Willoughby) they were almost comically typical of a certain rah, right-on Bristol type.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of rhatid

Interjection[edit]

rah

  1. (MLE) An expression of surprise.
  2. (MLE) An expression of admiration.
    • 2016, Wiley, quoted in This Is Grime by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose, Hachette UK, page 145:
      Target bought[sic] the tape round, I listened to it and I was like, ‘Rah, this is sick, this kid is so sick’.
  3. (MLE) An expression of frustration or anger.
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Mizo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *raʔ (fruit), maybe from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *b-ras (rice). Cognate found in Tibetan འབྲས ('bras).

Noun[edit]

rah

  1. fruit, berry
    rah tlanbird-traps consisting of a kind of fruit
  2. acorn, nut

Verb[edit]

rah

  1. to bear fruit
    rah duhfor a tree to be fruitful
    rah ṭhato bear good fruit
    rah chhiato bear bad fruit

Old Javanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

rah

  1. Alternative spelling of rāh

Somali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Jiiddu raki[1].

Noun[edit]

rah f

  1. frog

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salim Alio Ibro (1998) English-Jiddu-Somali Mini-Dictionary, Victoria, Australia: La Trobe University Language Center, →ISBN

Sumerian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

rah

  1. Romanization of 𒈛 (raḫ)