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Related to rakish: rakishly
1. Nautical Having a trim, streamlined appearance: "We were schooner-rigged and rakish, with a long and lissome hull" (John Masefield).
2. Dashingly or sportingly stylish; jaunty.
[Probably from rake (from the raking masts of pirate ships).]
Of the character of a rake; dissolute.
1. dissolute; profligate
2. dashing; jaunty: rakish charm; a hat set at a rakish angle.
[C18: from rake2 + -ish]
(Nautical Terms) nautical (of a ship or boat) having lines suggestive of speed
1. smart; jaunty; dashing: a rakish hat.
2. (of a vessel) having an appearance suggesting speed.
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|Adj.||1.||rakish - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"|
|2.||rakish - 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"
a. (person) → libertino/a, dissoluto/a
b. at a rakish angle (hat) → sulle ventitré