Definition of rakehelly in US English:

rakehelly

adjective

archaic
  • 1Of a person: having the character, appearance, or manner of a rakehell.

  • 2Of a thing: of, relating to, or characteristic of a rakehell.

Origin

Late 16th century. From rakehell + -y. Compare earlier rakehell, and also rakelly.

Pronunciation

rakehelly

/ˈreɪkhɛli/