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rakish

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adjective rak·ish \ˈrā-kish\

Definition of rakish

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



Origin of rakish

5rake


First Known Use: 1706


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rakish

adjective rak·ish

Definition of rakish

  1. 1 :  having a trim or streamlined appearance suggestive of speed <a rakish ship>

  2. 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



RAKISH Defined for Kids

rakish

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adjective rak·ish \ˈrā-kish\

Definition of rakish for Students

  1. :  jaunty, dashing <He wears his hat at a rakish angle.>





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