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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.
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Adv.1.raffishly - in a rakish manner; "she wore her hat rakishly at an angle"
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