From my window where I am writing I can see how insolent the attitude of this Mohammedan riffraff is becoming.
No riffraff friend of mine, but a regular NUN—a saint—do you hear?
Shes in league with this riffraff element, because her brother is Hatch Walker himself, and blood is thicker than water, they say.
Both in town and country, the riffraff of the houseboat element are in disfavor.
We are trying to digest the riffraff of the world, and can't do it, in spite of such incorrigible optimists as Judge Leslie.
We'll destroy Marsport before we'll give in to a doped-up crowd of riffraff!
"Never saw Stonebridge full of a riffraff gang like this to-day," said Withers.
Where are those Cubs and Pirates and all the rest of that riffraff?
Here all the riffraff that had been unable to establish itself in better quarters had found some sort of a haven.
It was easy to tell the old-timers from the riffraff of newcomers.
also riff-raff, late 15c., from earlier rif and raf "one and all, everybody, every scrap," also "sweepings, refuse" (mid-14c.), from Old French rif et raf, from rifler "to spoil, strip" (see rifle (v.)). Second element from raffler "carry off," related to rafle "plundering," or from raffer "to snatch, to sweep together" (see raffle (n.)).