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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rap \Rap\, n. [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.] A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value. [1913 Webster] Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent. --Mrs. Alexander. [1913 Webster] Not to care a rap, to care nothing. Not worth a rap, worth nothing. [1913 Webster]