Green’s Dictionary of Slang

raspberry n.

also raspo, razzberry
[rhy. sl.; raspberry tart = fart n. (1), the noise of which this resembles]

1. [late 19C+] a coarse, dismissive, jeering noise.

2. with ref. to the colour.

(a) [1910s] the nose [? one that is reddened from drink].

(b) [1960s–70s] (drugs) an abscessed injection site.

(c) [1980s] (US campus) a bloody wound.

3. [1910s+] a rejection, dismissal.

4. [1910s] (US) a failure, a disappointment.

5. [1980s+] (drugs) a woman or man who trades sex for crack cocaine or money to buy the drug [? var. on strawberry n. (5) or pun on abbr. raspberry tart, i.e. tart n. (2)].

In phrases

blow a raspberry (v.)

[20C+] to make an obscene noise with one’s lips, usu. intended to imply derision; also in fig. use.

get on someone’s raspberry (v.)

[1960s] to irritate.

give someone the raspberry (v.) (also give someone the razzberry, hand someone the razzberry, slip...)

[20C+] to deride or dismiss, to escape from.