The prince was rakish and clever and yes, even charming at times.
Last of Robin Hood also centers on a young woman who falls for a rakish older movie star.
Sometimes his leather jackets were sporty and rakish, at others they were sculpted into prim, hourglass shapes.
And my Aura must be deaf to rakish young beaux and their compliments.
He was leaning back in a morris chair, rakish, debonair, and at his ease.
We were real characters by now with our leather jackets, rakish hats and our 45's in our shoulder holsters.
I do not know what a rakish craft is; but this was very rakish and very crafty.
“I never was so scared in all my life,” stated Lois Daggett, straightening her hat which had assumed a rakish angle over one ear.
He bowed, rakish and smiling, with all the airs of a dancing master.
Some were arrayed in tattered dressing-gowns, and had a look of rakish fashion.
1706, "debauched, disreputable," from rake (n.2) + -ish. Related: Rakishly; rakishness.
The meaning "smart, jaunty, dashing" (1824) is said to be a different word, probably from rake "slant, slope" (1620s), used especially in reference to a ship's hull or sails, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Old Swedish raka "project, reach;" Danish rage "protrude, project") related to Old English reccan "stretch." "The piratical craft of former times were distinguished for their rakish build" [Century Dictionary].