Definitions

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  • noun The characteristic of being raffish.

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Examples

  • Not just watching waves crashing up on the shingle whilst stuffing moules and Kir Royales down in early evening promenade bars, but the whole ambience that comes from that heady cocktail of architectural bon surprise and dodgy raffishness.

    Brighton Clock

  • Not just watching waves crashing up on the shingle whilst stuffing moules and Kir Royales down in early evening promenade bars, but the whole ambience that comes from that heady cocktail of architectural bon surprise and dodgy raffishness.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Yet raffishness notwithstanding, the entire visual scheme is as fraught with socioeconomic symbolism as any.

    Home Alone

  • Yet raffishness notwithstanding, the entire visual scheme is as fraught with socioeconomic symbolism as any.

    Home Alone

  • The silkysmooth Gallagher lacks raffishness: it's like a Broadway pastrami sandwich with mayo instead of mustard.

    What Becomes A Legend?

  • As the paper grew, the raffishness waned; for Ms. Dowd's generation, Mr. Gelb's revelations were an astonishment.

    Times Building sold: Ghosts, dirt thrown in gratis

  • It's more fun with nicknames and raffishness and amiable crime.

    Damon Runyan: A Life

  • When worn loose its luxuriance would have given her a gypsy-like raffishness, but now her face, devoid of make-up except for a slash of bright lipstick and drained of animation, looked nakedly vulnerable.

    The Murder Room

  • Although it was probably the grandest hotel Wexford had ever stayed in, the bar was so dark as to imply raffishness or at least that it would be wiser not to see what one was drinking.

    Put On By Cunning

  • There was about his gaudy, swaggering raffishness something that the women found singularly alluring.

    Captain Blood

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