riffraff; rabble.

Origin of raff

1665–75; extracted from riff-raff




Joseph Joachim,1822–82, Swiss composer.
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noun archaic, or dialect

rubbish; refuse
rabble or riffraff

Word Origin for raff

C14: perhaps from Old French rafle a snatching up; compare raffle, riffraff
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