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raff

[raf] /ræf/
noun
1.
riffraff; rabble.
Origin of raff
1665-1675
1665-75; extracted from riff-raff

Raff

[rahf] /rɑf/
noun
1.
Joseph Joachim, 1822–82, Swiss composer.
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  • When raff started to go, he turned back and told the boy to bring the concerto to him the next Sunday.

  • raff is going to resign, he says; if I can't get that, I'll get into a law office here.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • So I says, a raff is what I's arter; it doan' make no track.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • "I told ye all, long since," said raff positively as he looked up in surprise.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
  • He had worn it ever since raff handed it over, that was evident.

    Hans Brinker Mary Mapes Dodge
British Dictionary definitions for raff

raff

/ræf/
noun (archaic or dialect)
1.
rubbish; refuse
2.
rabble or riffraff
Word Origin
C14: perhaps from Old French rafle a snatching up; compare raffle, riffraff
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