Definition of rager in English:



  • 1A person or thing that rages.

    ‘the coach is a considerably different character to his predecessors, the rationalist rather than the rager’
    ‘we get either a lot of small fires, or a bunch of ragers, which require sustained fire-fighting activity’
    • ‘You get it all here - Iggy the crooner, Iggy the growler, Iggy the philosopher and Iggy the rager, raging against the dying of the night where the street fight that is rock mocks the slippery stranglehold of the recording industry.’
    • ‘He saw that a lot of characters over the last 20 or so years have been comic ragers, angry people, and I think he set himself the challenge of trying to say, "What happens if you have a character whose comedy comes from the fact that she can't ever be angry, except maybe when she was alone?"’
    • ‘They decided to finish this year's game reviews section with a major rager of an article.’
    • ‘We knew that our backfire wasn't going to put this fire out - but it did diffuse the power of the rager.’
    • ‘Like many other Belgian architects he went from traditionalism to an opulent non-mainstream modernism - there don't seem to have been many Blomfieldesque ragers against Modernismus here.’
    • ‘Leni Zumas's visceral debut novel is a darkly funny and disturbing rager.’
    1. 1.1North American informal A wild party, typically involving the consumption of alcohol.
      ‘their house parties weren't typical high-school ragers’
      • ‘Beer was bought, a game of skate was played, music bumpin' - it was a rager.’
      • ‘It was at one of these ragers that I first met Keir, er, I should say, that Keir first met me.’
      • ‘We were able to step up the awards ceremony from last year's weenie roast to a full-blown rock'n'roll New York City rager.’
      • ‘The two showed up at a pool-side major rager in Kaohsiung two weekends ago where, according to the report, people were, surprise surprise, high on a whole alphabet of drugs.’
      • ‘At a motel room rager, fun reaches its legal limit and the girls are arrested and taken to jail.’
      • ‘His parents went out of town last year, and that was the biggest rager ever!’
      • ‘While next Tuesday's Safety Scissors gig is certified bananas, last Tuesday over at Blizzarts it was a teary eyed rager as the Flexout crew bid a fond farewell to their regular night.’
      • ‘Sandberg throws big ragers - with live music and up to 500 guests - for special occasions like opening day of the sail season, Fleet Week, and the summer solstice.’
      • ‘Wow, Montrealers have been throwing some outright ragers these last few weeks.’
      • ‘The Big Green party scene is still as wild as ever, with competitive beer pong, frat and sorority disco ragers, and the notoriously wild Dartmouth Winter Carnival.’
    2. 1.2Australian informal A person who habitually enjoys themselves at parties, nightclubs, etc. in a wild or unrestrained way.
      ‘all over Queensland, ragers are getting ready for the biggest party of the year’
      • ‘Also, late night ragers or those seeking plenty of company may not find too much of same.’
      • ‘Ragers follow the party.’
      • ‘Where are my ragers at?’
      • ‘The recent Preakness centaur mascot "Kegasus" was adopted purely to cater to this infield crowd, the ragers who often couldn't care less about who wins, places or shows.’