[ US /ˈɹæfɪʃ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈæfɪʃ/ ]
  1. marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
    a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors
  2. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
    a jaunty red hat
    a dapper young man
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How To Use raffish In A Sentence

  • Ondine's had the reputation of being both smart and raffish, lavish and louche at the same time as rigidly exclusive. THE WHITE DOVE
  • Others might regard him as a conscienceless, borderline psychopath, and the riveting central performance by Rhys Ifans, who plays Marks as a charming, raffish boyo from the Welsh valleys, doesn't wholly preclude such an interpretation. Mr Nice – review
  • There were many people who disliked Charles and who made unsavoury insinuations about his private life, but Maria knew that behind the raffish exterior existed a tender, sensitive man.
  • The French customs formalities had delayed her only a minute or so, mostly taken up with a stylish piece of ogling from a raffish-looking douanier who wielded the chalk of his species, with, Arabella thought, unusual panache. Salvage for the Saint
  • At times, according to historical reports, the concert venues had the raffish air of a beer hall.
  • In its heyday, the Review enjoyed a reputation as an obtuse and nearly unreadable but authoritative publication put together by a sometimes raffish staff.
  • Hope Street, though charmingly raffish, was a far cry from Blenheim Road. RESCUING ROSE
  • I adopted a raffish and enigmatic smile and shrugged.
  • He's very sexy, with heavy-lidded bedroom eyes and a raffish swagger.
  • A war hero with raffish good looks, he had all the personal attributes to make a successful match, and Elizabeth was clearly attracted to him.
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