Ree meaning

(Now chiefly dialectal) A state of great excitement or frenzy.
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(intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To become extremely excited; fly into a rage.
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(Now chiefly dialectal) A state of befuddlement; intoxication.
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(obsolete, UK, dialect) To riddle; to sift; to separate or throw off.

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Alternative form of rei.
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(Now chiefly dialectal) Wild; fierce; outrageous; overexcited; frenzied; delirious; crazy.
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(Now chiefly dialectal) Befuddled with liquor; half-drunk; tipsy.
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(now chiefly dialectal) To drive into a state of excitement; fire with enthusiasm.
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Origin of ree

  • From Middle English rei, reh, reoh, from Old English hrēoh (“rough, fierce, wild, angry, disturbed, troubled, stormy, tempestuous”), from Proto-Germanic *hreuhaz (“bad, wild”), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa- (“raw meat, fresh blood”). Cognate with Scots ree, rae, ray (“ree”), Old Saxon hrē (“evil, bad, angry”), Gothic [script?] (raúhtjan, “to become angry, rage against”). Related to Old English hrēaw (“raw, uncooked”). More at raw.

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  • Compare riddle a sieve.

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