Razzberry vs. Raspberry - What's the difference?

Razzberry

Blowing a raspberry, strawberry or making a Bronx cheer, is to make a noise that may signify derision, real or feigned. It may also be used in childhood phonemic play either solely by the child or by adults towards a child to encourage imitation to the delight of both parties. It is made by placing the tongue between the lips and blowing to produce a sound similar to flatulence. In the terminology of phonetics, this sound has been described as a voiceless linguolabial trill, [r̼̊], and as a buccal interdental trill, [ↀ͡r̪͆].A raspberry is never used in human language phonemically (that is, as a building block of words), but it is widely used across human cultures.

Raspberry

The raspberry is the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus; the name also applies to these plants themselves. Raspberries are perennial with woody stems.

Razzberry vs. Raspberry

Razzberry

Table of contents

1. Noun
          1.1. Synonyms

Raspberry

Table of contents

1. Pronunciation
          2.1. Noun
                    2.1.1. Synonyms
                    2.1.2. Derived terms
          2.2. Adjective
          2.3. Verb
          2.4. See also
          3.1. Noun
                    3.1.1. Synonyms
                    3.1.2. Derived terms
          3.2. Verb

Razzberry

1. Noun

razzberry (plural razzberries)

  1. (US, informal) A raspberry (noise made to imitate flatulence).

1.1. Synonyms

  • Bronx cheer
  • raspberry
  • razz

Raspberry

1. Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: räz'brē, IPA(key): /ˈɹɑːzbɹi/
  • (US) enPR: răz'bĕ"rē, IPA(key): /ˈɹæzˌbɛɹi/

2. Etymology 1

From earlier raspis berry, possibly from raspise (a sweet rose-colored wine), from Anglo-Latin vinum raspeys, of uncertain origin.

2.1. Noun

raspberry (plural raspberries)

  1. The plant Rubus idaeus.
  2. Any of many other (but not all) species in the genus Rubus.
  3. The juicy aggregate fruit of these plants.
  4. A red colour, the colour of a ripe raspberry.

2.1.1. Synonyms

  • (obsolete) hindberry

2.1.2. Derived terms

  • black raspberry
  • raspberry vinegar
  • Scotland raspberry

2.2. Adjective

raspberry (not comparable)

  1. Containing or having the flavor/flavour of raspberries.
  2. Of a dark pinkish red.
    She wore a raspberry beret — lyrics of Raspberry Beret, by the musician Prince

2.3. Verb

raspberry (third-person singular simple present raspberries, present participle raspberrying, simple past and past participle raspberried)

  1. To gather or forage for raspberries.
    • 1903, M. E. Waller, A Daughter of the Rich, Little, Brown, and Company (1903), page 137:
      [] she stuck burrs in my bed and lead me through the nettle-patch when we were raspberrying, because she knew I did n't know nettles; []
    • 1917, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams, Chapter 37:
      "Owen and she went raspberrying in the woods back of her farm," answered Anne. "They won't be back before supper time—if then."
    • 1944, Cornelius Weygandt, The Heart of New Hampshire: Things Held Dear by Folks of the Old Stocks, G. P. Putnam's Sons (1944), page 129:
      {{..}} Mrs. Thrifty was picking pie cherries, two boys were raspberrying, and the fourth son, as I recall it, blueberrying.
    • 1976, Emily Ward, The Way Things Were: An Autobiography of Emily Ward, Newport Press (1976), page 4:
      My mother told my sister Sally and me that if we were good little girls we might go raspberrying up on the mountains when the raspberries were ripe.
    • 1988, Charles McCarry, The Bride of the Wilderness, MysteriousPress.com (2011), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      In strawberry time she had seen individual bears grazing in the meadows along the bluff, and later, while raspberrying, she heard one gobbling fruit and snorting on the other side of the bush.

2.4. See also

  • (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine
  • boysenberry
  • loganberry
  • salmonberry
  • tayberry
  • thimbleberry
  • whitebark raspberry

3. Etymology 2

Cockney rhyming slang, respectively from raspberry tart = fart (though "raspberry" is rarely used for a fart, merely a noise which imitates it), and raspberry ripple = cripple.

3.1. Noun

raspberry (plural raspberries)

  1. (derogatory, colloquial) A noise intended to imitate the passing of flatulence, made by blowing air out of the mouth while the tongue is protruding from and pressed against the lips, or by blowing air through the lips while they are pressed firmly together or against skin, used humorously or to express derision.
  2. (derogatory, colloquial) A cripple.

3.1.1. Synonyms

  • (noise): Bronx cheer (US), razz

3.1.2. Derived terms

  • to blow a raspberry

3.2. Verb

raspberry (third-person singular simple present raspberries, present participle raspberrying, simple past and past participle raspberried)

  1. (colloquial) To make the noise intended to imitate the passing of flatulence.
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