Visiting him in his room at the raffish Chelsea Hotel, I noticed that there was a crumpled cigarette package under the bed.
The raffish mongrel was apparently endeavouring to fletcherize a complete stranger of the Sealyham family.
And there are screeching Cockney women, raw and raffish, brutalized children, and men who would survive in the fiercest jungle.
I was getting as bad as Renner—looking lecherously at the raffish display of shapely leg as the blond bombshell beat it.
But she had an untidy, touzled, raffish appearance, due to I knew not what investiture of disrepute.
Although the raffish peer denied all complicity, he did not come out of the business too well.
But the muslin curtains, tied back with raffish pink bows, had really worried her most of all.
raffish and flamboyant, he lounged forward to the window of the carriage.
Then, to the immense relief of Mrs. Effie and myself, he was released and we were driven quickly off from the raffish set.
You see, he is himself pater familias, with no Bohemian trait or raffish turn.
"disreputable, vulgar," 1801 (first attested in Jane Austen), from raff "people," usually of a lower sort (1670s), probably from rif and raf (mid-14c.) "everyone," from Middle English raf, raffe "one and all, everybody" (see riffraff). Related: Raffishly; raffishness.