Simple Definition of riffraff
: people who are not respectable : people who have very low social status
Examples of riffraff in a sentence
Try not to associate with that riffraff.
<the sight of piles and piles of riffraff at the town dump was a sobering reminder that we are indeed a society of consumers>
Origin and Etymology of riffraff
Middle English ryffe raffe, from rif and raf every single one, from Anglo-French rif e raf altogether
First Known Use: 15th century
RIFFRAFF Defined for Kids
Definition of riffraff for Students
: a group of people who are not considered respectable or honest
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