Definition of rathe in US English:

rathe

adjective

archaic, literary
  • 1(of a person or their actions) prompt and eager.

    quick, swift, rapid, speedy, fast, direct, immediate, instant, instantaneous, expeditious, early, punctual, in good time, on time, timely
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    1. 1.1 (of flowers or fruit) blooming or ripening early in the year.
      quick, fast, swift, rapid, speedy, brisk, hasty, hurrying, expeditious, breakneck
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Origin

Old English hræth, hræd, of Germanic origin; perhaps related to the base of rash.

Pronunciation

rathe

/rāT͟H/