One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Stainer (1840–1901), musicologist and composer. From Spanish rasgado act of strumming a guitar, past participle of rasgar to strum (a guitar), transferred use of rasgar to scratch, to tear, probably alteration of † resgar in same sense due to confusion with rascar to scratch, to scrape. See further J. Corominas Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico at rasgar.
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