raff

[ raf ]
/ ræf /
|

noun

riffraff; rabble.

Nearby words

  1. raeburn,
  2. raeburn, sir henry,
  3. raec,
  4. raetic,
  5. raf,
  6. raff, joseph joachim,
  7. raffe,
  8. raffee,
  9. rafferty,
  10. rafferty rules

Origin of raff

1665–75; extracted from riff-raff

Raff

[ rahf ]
/ rɑf /

noun

Joseph Joachim,1822–82, Swiss composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for raff

raff

/ (ræf) /

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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