rak·​ish·​ly | \ ˈrā-kish-lē How to pronounce rakishly (audio) \

Definition of rakishly

: in a rakish manner

Examples of rakishly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rios has his own head full of bad memories, chewing rakishly on the stub of a cigar while flying into peril. Laurence Scott, Wired, "Star Trek: Picard, Fancy Sheets, and the Meaning of Home," 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, "The Deportees Taking Our Calls," 23 Jan. 2017 And finally, who is this rakishly handsome devil being interviewed by Shane? Chris Kohler, WIRED, "Gallery: The DICE Awards Red Carpet," 8 Feb. 2008

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First Known Use of rakishly

1700, in the meaning defined above

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“Rakishly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rakishly. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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