- confused; disorganized.
Origin of rafferty
1925–30; orig. in the phrase Rafferty('s) rules no rules at all; perhaps identical with British dialect raffatory, ref(f)atory, alterations of refractory
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Examples from the Web for rafferty
Rafferty was to appear before him and produce his accounts and make explanations.
“Same as I was about Rafferty,” said Phyl with a little laugh.
I went to the president of the club and told him that here was where we had to stop Rafferty.
Mrs. Rafferty had furnished it somewhat lavishly but comfortably.
Then I went to Rafferty and told him what I wanted in the way of teams.