- riffraff; rabble.
Origin of raff
1665–75; extracted from riff-raff
- Joseph Joachim,1822–82, Swiss composer.
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Examples from the Web for raff
When that attachment is opened, the trojan is unleashed, giving the adversary control of the unlucky computer, Raff said.
Raff says the IP address of the server initially connected to the RAT was in Gaza, but it has since changed.
The latest RAT surfaced right before the Gaza conflict began, according to Raff and other Israeli officials.
“The latest element of this campaign is about the recent conflict,” Raff said.
Raff said the targets of the attack were engineers, financial experts and other staff attached to embassies.Sorry, Iran. I Didn’t Mean to Invade You
July 17, 2012
Raff is going to resign, he says; if I can't get that, I'll get into a law office here.Wayside Courtships
Where Raff is uncanny and fiendish, Paine is cheerful and elfin.Contemporary American Composers
So I says, a raff is what I's arter; it doan' make no track.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Raff and Hans had started up and were staring at him in glad amazement.
Raff stands beside her, looking every inch a man as he grasps the meester's hand.
- rubbish; refuse
- rabble or riffraff
C14: perhaps from Old French rafle a snatching up; compare raffle, riffraff
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