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1. rubbish; refuse
2. rabble or riffraff
[C14: perhaps from Old French rafle a snatching up; compare raffle, riffraff]
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[1665–75; extracted from riffraff]
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Raffa promiscuous pile; a jumble; a rabble. See also mob, riff-raff.
Examples: raff of errors, 1677; of fellows, 1826; the raff or refuse of the river, 1838.
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