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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.]
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