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rakish

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adjective rak·ish \ ˈrā-kish \

Definition of rakish

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

Origin and Etymology of rakish


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rakish

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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 and Etymology of rakish

probably from 4rake; from the raking masts of pirate ships



RAKISH Defined for Kids

rakish

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adjective rak·ish \ ˈrā-kish \

Definition of rakish for Students

:jaunty, dashing
  • He wears his hat at a rakish angle.


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