Definition of ree-raw in English:

ree-raw

noun

Irish English, Regional, Scottish
  • A commotion, an uproar; a state of confused disorder; a noisy or drunken romp.

adjective

Irish English, Regional, Scottish
  • Rough, riotous, noisy; disordered; helter-skelter, topsy-turvy.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Atholl Manuscripts. Origin uncertain. If the some forms are primary, perhaps a reduplication with vowel variation of reel. If the some forms are primary, perhaps from Irish rí-rá commotion, revelry, clamour, of uncertain origin, perhaps an expressive formation.

Pronunciation

ree-raw

/ˈriːrɔː/