rakish angle

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rakish angle

: an attractive way that something is tipped to one side
  • He wore his hat at a rakish angle.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  1. : having a trim or streamlined appearance suggestive of speed

  2. : dashingly or carelessly unconventional : jaunty

angle play
  1. : a corner whether constituting a projecting part or a partially enclosed space

  2. : the figure formed by two lines extending from the same point

  3. : a measure of an angle or of the amount of turning necessary to bring one line or plane into coincidence with or parallel to another

  1. : to turn or proceed at an angle

  2. : to turn, move, or direct at an angle

  3. : to present (something, such as a news story) from a particular or prejudiced point of view : slant

  1. : to fish with a hook

  2. : to use artful means to attain an objective

  1. : a member of a Germanic people that invaded England along with the Saxons and Jutes in the fifth century a.d. and merged with them to form the Anglo-Saxon peoples


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