rakish


1rak·ish

adjective \ˈrā-kish\

Definition of RAKISH

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a rake :  dissolute

Origin of RAKISH

5rake
First Known Use: 1706

2rakish

adjective

Definition of RAKISH

1
:  having a trim or streamlined appearance suggestive of speed <a rakish ship>
2
:  dashingly or carelessly unconventional :  jaunty <rakish clothes>

Origin of RAKISH

probably from 4rake; from the raking masts of pirate ships
First Known Use: 1824

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