Origin of razeeFrench rasé (as in vaisseau rasé, leveled vessel), past participle of raser, to level, scrape: see raze
transitive verb-·zeed′, -·zee′ing
(third-person singular simple present razees, present participle razeeing, simple past and past participle razeed)
- (nautical) To cut (a ship) down to a smaller number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class.
- (figuratively) To trim or abridge by cutting off parts.
- to razee a book, or an article
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.