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ˈræʃ ərrash·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vermillion rockfish, rasher, Sebastodes miniatusnoun

    a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America


  1. rashernoun

    A strip of bacon.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rashernoun

    A thin slice of bacon.

    Etymology: rasura lardi, Lat.

    If we grow all to be pork eaters, we shall not shortly have a rasher on the coals for money. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    White and black was all her homely cheer,
    And rashers of sing’d bacon on the coals. Dryden.

    Quenches his thirst with ale in nut-brown bowls,
    And takes the hasty rasher from the coals. King.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rashernoun

    a thin slice of bacon

  2. Rashernoun

    a California rockfish (Sebastichthys miniatus)

  3. Etymology: [In sense 1, probably fr. rash, a., as being hastily cooked.]


  1. Rasher

    Rasher is a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano, featuring Dennis the Menace's pet pig Rasher. Early episodes of the strip also featured Rasher's family, such his brother Hamlet, his sister Virginia Ham, Uncle Crackling and Little Piglet, who were all introduced in the first episode. It was initially drawn by David Sutherland and, in its first iteration, ran from 1984 until 1988. Rasher had earlier made his first appearance in The Beano in issue 1920 in the Dennis the Menace and Gnasher strip. From issue 3480, older Rasher strips were reprinted in full colour in The Beano. Later they stopped, due to Dennis and Gnasher being revamped for their new TV series; Rasher was dropped outright in this series and seemingly replaced with a new pig called Harley, belonging to Dennis' Granny. Eventually, Rasher returned in Beano 3601, featuring in Dennis and Gnasher alongside Harley. Later, Rasher once again got a strip of his own as part of the "Funsize Funnies," drawn by Lew Stringer and starting in Beano 3660.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rasher is ranked #101247 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rasher surname appeared 178 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rasher.

    75.2% or 134 total occurrences were White.
    13.4% or 24 total occurrences were Black.
    6.7% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rasher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rasher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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