raffishly

raffish

[raf-ish]
adjective
1.
mildly or sometimes engagingly disreputable or nonconformist; rakish: a matinee idol whose raffish offstage behavior amused millions.
2.
gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry.

Origin:
1795–1805; raff + -ish1

raffishly, adverb
raffishness, noun
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raffish (ˈræfɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  careless or unconventional in dress, manners, etc; rakish
2.  tawdry; flashy; vulgar
 
[C19: see raff]
 
'raffishly
 
adv
 
'raffishness
 
n

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raffish
"disreputable, vulgar," 1801 (first attested in Jane Austen), from raff "people," usually of a lower sort (1673), probably from rif and raf (1338) "everyone," via Fr. or M.Du., ultimately also probably related to Swed. rafs "rubbish" (see riffraff).
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