raffish


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Related to raffish: redolence, obtrusive

raff·ish

(răf′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Cheaply or showily vulgar in appearance or nature; tawdry.
2. Characterized by a carefree or fun-loving unconventionality; rakish.

[From raff, rubbish, disreputable people, rabble, from Late Middle English riffe raffe; see riffraff.]

raff′ish·ly adv.
raff′ish·ness n.

raffish

(ˈræfɪʃ)
adj
1. careless or unconventional in dress, manners, etc; rakish
2. tawdry; flashy; vulgar
[C19: see raff]
ˈraffishly adv
ˈraffishness n

raff•ish

(ˈræf ɪʃ)

adj.
1. disreputable or nonconformist; rakish.
2. gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry.
[1795–1805]
raff′ish•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.raffish - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"
2.raffish - marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; "a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"- Crary Moore
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"

raffish

adjective dashing, casual, careless, bohemian, sporty, unconventional, jaunty, disreputable, rakish, devil-may-care He was handsome in a raffish kind of way.
Translations

raffish

[ˈræfɪʃ] ADJdisipado, disoluto

raffish

[ˈræfɪʃ] adj (= attractively disreputable) [person] → à l'air canaille

raffish

adj appearanceflott, verwegen; personflott, verwegen, schnittig; place, behaviourverwegen, zwielichtig

raffish

[ˈræfɪʃ] adj (liter) → dissipato/a
References in classic literature ?
He bowed cordially to the lady in charge of Miss de Barral's education, whom he saw in the hall engaged in conversation with a very good-looking but somewhat raffish young gentleman.
Some of these were more or less appropriate: as Rusty, Retiring, Ruddy, Round, Ripe, Ridiculous, Ruminative; others, derived their point from their want of application: as Raging, Rattling, Roaring, Raffish.
Infamous as well as famous, his name is inextricably linked to the Red Sea and the raffish ports between Suez and Aden in the early years of the twentieth century.
His embodied a certain grandly raffish culture of the past, and this was ultimately his greatest virtue, in my eyes.
Vejonis, usually known for his down-to-earth approach to life as an ordinary guy from Madona, is revealed in a new light, first as a rather raffish Riviera aristocrat complete with cravat, then as more of a Marcello Mastroianni-type man-about-town lacking only a sports car in his pursuit of La Dolce Vita.
In other words, he couldn't be a member of a grand, raffish Mr Cameron resigned from White's institution, which had at one time boasted the patronage of every Prime Minister from Robert Walpole in the 18th century to Robert Peel in the 19th, for the most pathetic of reasons - it might upset the kind of people who are obsessed with eating muesli every day and campaigning endlessly on transgender issues.
He is a complex man, refined, raffish even, but eruptively emotional, as his touchline antics here indicated, and tougher than his charm suggests.
We sat in silence, solemnly tinned celery, tinned sweet corn, a raffish touch of pineapple, also from a tin, and a few potatoes, the remainder decidedly singed.
Dominic Cooper plays Abe's axe-wielding mentor, while Rufus Sewell is a raffish vampire.
Once there Moomin (Russell Tovey) gets very jealous when his girlfriend Snorkmaiden (Stephanie Winiecki) is romanced by the raffish Clark Tresco (Dave Browne).
No book dealing with such Beat literati as the aforementioned Ginsberg of Howl fame, Jack Kerouac of On the Road, and the likes of Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Leroi Jones would be honest without some raffish spice.