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Webster 1913 Edition


Rappee

Rap-pee′

(răp-pē′)
,
Noun.
[F.
râpé
, fr.
râper
to grate, to rasp. See
Rasp
,
Verb.
]
A pungent kind of snuff made from the darker and ranker kinds of tobacco leaves.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rappee

RAPPEE'

,
Noun.
A coarse kind of snuff.

Definition 2022


rappee

rappee

English

Noun

rappee (countable and uncountable, plural rappees)

  1. A dark, coarse, strongly flavored snuff.
    • 1836, 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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