Definition of raffishness in English:



  • See raffish

    • ‘‘Fantastic body,’ Davo recalled, with an unexpected touch of raffishness.’
    • ‘What's largely missing is an attempt to inculcate deeper values, explore the most controversial sides of the business, and capture the essential, troublemaking raffishness of the craft.’
    • ‘As usual, nobody seems to know where the words originated, except that they both grew out of gambling, the race track and general raffishness.’
    • ‘Head into the wooded foothills to Badenweiler, a spa town with that mix of classical gentility, raffishness and effusive horticulture that marks the better thermal spots.’