rash

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English rash, rasch (hasty, headstrong), from Old English *ræsc ("rash"; found in derivatives: ræscan (to move rapidly, flicker, flash, quiver, glitter), ræscettan (to crackle, sparkle), etc.), from Proto-Germanic *raskaz, *raskuz, *raþskaz, *raþskuz (rash, rapid), from Proto-Indo-European *ret- (to run, roll). Cognate with Dutch rasch, ras (rash, snell), Middle Low German rasch (rash), German rasch (rash, swift), Swedish rask (brisk, quick, rash), Icelandic röskur (strong, vigorous).

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rash (comparative rasher, superlative rashest)

  1. Acting too quickly without considering the risks and consequences; not careful; hasty.
    rash words spoken in the heat of debate
  2. So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.
  3. (obsolete) Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent.
    • Shakespeare
      I scarce have leisure to salute you, / My matter is so rash.
  4. (obsolete) Fast-acting.
    • Shakespeare
      Strong as aconitum or rash gunpowder.
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rash (plural rashes)

  1. (medicine) An area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin.
  2. A surge in problems; a spate, string or trend
    There has been a rash of vandalism lately.
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(A surge in problems): epidemic

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rash (third-person singular simple present rashes, present participle rashing, simple past and past participle rashed)

  1. (obsolete) To prepare with haste.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Foxe to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare French ras (short-nap cloth), Italian and Spanish raso, satin, or Italian rascia (serge), German Rasch, probably from Arras in France.

Noun[edit]

rash (uncountable)

  1. An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Donne to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

For arace

Verb[edit]

rash (third-person singular simple present rashes, present participle rashing, simple past and past participle rashed)

  1. To pull off or pluck violently.
  2. To slash; to hack; to slice.
    • Spenser
      rashing of helms and riving plates asunder

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