'ræfɪʃnɪs n. crudeness, vulgarness; flashiness; wantonness

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • raffishness — raffish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner. DERIVATIVES raffishly adverb raffishness noun. ORIGIN from RIFF RAFF(Cf. ↑riff raff) …   English terms dictionary

  • raffishness — noun see raffish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raffishness — See raffishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • raffishness — noun The characteristic of being raffish …   Wiktionary

  • raffishness — raff·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • raffishness — noun see raffish …   Useful english dictionary

  • raffish — adjective Date: 1796 1. marked by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity or crudeness 2. marked by a careless unconventionality ; rakish • raffishly adverb • raffishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • raffish — raffishly, adv. raffishness, n. /raf ish/, adj. 1. mildly or sometimes engagingly disreputable or nonconformist; rakish: a matinee idol whose raffish offstage behavior amused millions. 2. gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry. [1795 1805; RAFF + ISH1]… …   Universalium

  • raffish — raf|fish [ˈræfıʃ] adj literary [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: riffraff] behaving or dressing in way which is not respected by many people but which is still confident and attractive ▪ an interesting character with a raffish air >raffishly adv… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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