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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.

[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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raffish

(ˈræfɪʃ)
adj
1. careless or unconventional in dress, manners, etc; rakish
2. tawdry; flashy; vulgar
[C19: see raff]
ˈraffishly adv
ˈraffishness n
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raff•ish

(ˈræf ɪʃ)

adj.
1. disreputable or nonconformist; rakish.
2. gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry.
[1795–1805]
raff′ish•ly, adv.
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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"
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raffish

adjective dashing, casual, careless, bohemian, sporty, unconventional, jaunty, disreputable, rakish, devil-may-care He was handsome in a raffish kind of way.
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Translations

raffish

[ˈræfɪʃ] ADJdisipado, disoluto
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raffish

[ˈræfɪʃ] adj (= attractively disreputable) [person] → à l'air canaille
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raffish

adj appearanceflott, verwegen; personflott, verwegen, schnittig; place, behaviourverwegen, zwielichtig
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raffish

[ˈræfɪʃ] adj (liter) → dissipato/a
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Weston, for his part, exudes a charming raffishness: a man far more inclined than Laidlaw to seek out the breeze and fly with it.
Troops in the train manage to achieve an aspect of peculiar raffishness; they leave the camp in a state of ceremonial smartness (...); they are detailed to their coaches and there a process of transformation and decay sets in; coats are removed, horrible packages of food appear, dense clouds of smoke obscure the windows, in a few minutes the floor is deep in cigarette ends, lumps of bread and meat, waste paper; in repose the bodies assume attitudes of extreme abandon.
THERE has always been more than a hint of raffishness about the world's most popular sport football, or soccer as it is known in north America and Australasia.
"And another element to him which perhaps should not go unmentioned is his raffishness, if you like, his air of disreputability."
And another element to him which perhaps should not go unmentioned is his raffishness, if you like, his air of disreputability." His funeral will be held at St Bride's Church in Fleet Street on Friday, April 24, which would have been his 85th birthday..