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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.

[Probably from dialectal raff, rubbish, from Middle English raf, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

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
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And another element to him which perhaps should not go unmentioned is his raffishness, if you like, his air of disreputability.