rak·​ish·​ly ˈrā-kish-lē How to pronounce rakishly (audio)
: in a rakish manner

Examples of rakishly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accompanying him are rakishly handsome Dylan (Billy Barratt), worrywart Borney (Orson Hong), physically imposing but gentle Marcus (Thomas Boyce), and a new female arrival to the moon, Addison (Mckenna Grace, Ghostbusters: Afterlife). Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 May 2023 Known as the Tank Losange or the Parallélogramme, this style had everything on its dial rakishly shifted 30 degrees to the right, its two vertical shafts connected by two oblique ones, with the numeral 12 sitting in the upper right-hand corner of the dial and the 6 in the opposite corner. New York Times, 19 Feb. 2021 Tolmor, a rakishly handsome 51-year-old with thick silver hair, needs this project for reasons that go beyond the desire for a hit production. Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2022 Hours, minutes and seconds are displayed in three sub-dials which, along with visible gears and cogs, make up a cluster of various-sized, rakishly off-kilter spheres on a dial that is domed gently by a layer of sapphire crystal. Nick Scott, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2022 Though not rakishly streamlined like Concorde, there was an air of glamor to these machines, which would whisk you to the continent in 35 minutes and serve you a drink en route. CNN, 13 Aug. 2021 Rios has his own head full of bad memories, chewing rakishly on the stub of a cigar while flying into peril. Laurence Scott, Wired, 28 Mar. 2020 Televisions hung from wall units on the calling-room floor; Adam Driver smiled rakishly on one, and the Pistons and the Cavaliers played basketball on another. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2017 And finally, who is this rakishly handsome devil being interviewed by Shane? Chris Kohler, WIRED, 8 Feb. 2008

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Word History

First Known Use

1700, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rakishly was in 1700

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“Rakishly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rakishly. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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