Definition of raffish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈræfɪʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfɪʃ//
Attractiveness, Male attractiveness
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(of somebody’s behaviour, clothes, etc.) not very acceptable according to some social standards, but interesting and attractive He had a cosmopolitan, slightly raffish air. See related entries: Attractiveness, Male attractiveness Word Originearly 19th cent.: from riff-raff + -ish.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raffish