Definition of raffee in English:

raffee

(also rafee, raffie)

noun

Nautical
  • In square-rigged vessels: a small sail set above the skysail.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Dixon Kemp (1839–1899). Origin uncertain; perhaps from an unattested regional variant of Hindi rāpī, rãpī instrument for scraping leather from Prakrit ramphai, rappai scrapes.

Pronunciation

raffee

/ˈrafiː/