raffish

[ raf-ish ]
/ ˈræf ɪʃ /

adjective

mildly or sometimes engagingly disreputable or nonconformist; rakish: a matinee idol whose raffish offstage behavior amused millions.
gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry.

Origin of raffish

First recorded in 1795–1805; raff + -ish1

Related forms

raff·ish·ly, adverbraff·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for raffish

raffish

/ (ˈræfɪʃ) /

adjective

careless or unconventional in dress, manners, etc; rakish
tawdry; flashy; vulgar

Derived Forms

raffishly, adverbraffishness, noun

Word Origin for raffish

C19: see raff
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