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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [rah-kee, ruh-, rak-ee, rah-kee]
    • /rɑˈki, rə-, ˈræk i, ˈrɑ ki/
    • /rˈaki/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rah-kee, ruh-, rak-ee, rah-kee]
    • /rɑˈki, rə-, ˈræk i, ˈrɑ ki/

Definitions of raki word

  • noun raki a spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums, etc., in southeastern Europe and the Near East. 1
  • noun raki a strong spirit distilled in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, etc, from grain, usually flavoured with aniseed or other aromatics 0
  • noun raki an alcoholic liquor made from grape juice, grain, etc. in the Middle East and S Europe 0

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Origin of raki

First appearance:

before 1665
One of the 47% oldest English words
1665-75; < Turkish < Arabic ʿaraqī, equivalent to ʿaraq arrack + -ī suffix of appurtenance

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Parts of speech for Raki


raki popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

raki usage trend in Literature

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