from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hasty; reckless; rash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rash; hasty.
  • n. A dissolute man. See rakehell.
  • To act rashly or hastily.


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  • ‘Rakehell’, which used to be spelt ‘rakel’ or ‘rakle’ (Chaucer), a good English word, would be only through an error included in this list, although Cowper, when he writes

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