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raffish

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adjective raff·ish \ˈra-fish\

Simple Definition of raffish

  • : not completely acceptable or respectable but interesting and attractive

Full Definition of raffish

  1. 1 :  marked by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity or crudeness

  2. 2 :  marked by a careless unconventionality :  rakish

raff·ish·ly adverb
raff·ish·ness noun

Examples of raffish

  1. <the dowager cringed at the thought of raffish tourists in rough boots tromping all over her Persian rugs>



1796

First Known Use of raffish

1796



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