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



    BrE BrE//ˈreɪkɪʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪkɪʃ//
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  1. 1(of a man) acting like a rake (= in an immoral, etc. way) synonym dissolute He plays the novel’s rakish hero.
  2. 2if you wear a hat at a rakish angle, it is not straight on your head and it makes you look relaxed and confident synonym jaunty
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from rake sense 2 + -ish.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rakish