Definitions

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  • adverb In a raffish manner.

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  • adverb in a rakish manner

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Examples

  • Indira, the widowed Maharani of Cooch Behar now part of Western Bengal, helped to set the raffishly imperious tone for the behaviour of Indian royalty when abroad.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • The child was the result of Chris's fling with a raffishly dressed but feckless Welshman, Gerry (Jo Stone-Fewings), who easily re-lights her fire when he shows up now and again, before going off, from eccentricity rather than conviction, to fight for the Republic during the Spanish Civil War.

    Cindy Sherman as Every Woman

  • Master Records wore a suit with a raffishly loosened lavender tie.

    At Wild Things Premiere, We Could Eat Celebs Up, We Love Them So!

  • When he tried to move her she awoke, grinned raffishly at him, and drew him down.

    Sun of Suns

  • He hoped he looked raffishly artistic-it was one of the reasons he'd left his hair long.

    Beyond World's End

  • He hoped he looked raffishly artistic-it was one of the reasons he'd left his hair long.

    Beyond World's End

  • Which explains our most riotous rumor revelation, raffishly revealed for the frenetically foremost first time!

    White Jazz

  • A raffishly handsome man, his tropical complexion was barely different from a vacationer's tan.

    Clear and Present Danger

  • Men usually wore loose tunic and trousers, short hair, beards; women favored blouses, skirts, and braids; in this district, clothes might be threadbare but were raffishly bright.

    The Game Of Empire

  • And there sat Chris on the floor with the twins, looking devilish, and laughing with a raffishly wicked and boyish charm that would win me over to laughter, too—if I would let it.

    Flowers in the Attic

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