Definition of Rakish

1. Adjective. Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners. "A jaunty red hat"




2. Adjective. Marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness. "A cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"
Exact synonyms: Devil-may-care, Raffish
Similar to: Unconventional
Derivative terms: Rakishness

Definition of Rakish

1. a. Dissolute; lewd; debauched.

2. a. Having a saucy appearance indicative of speed and dash.

Definition of Rakish

1. Adjective. Stylish; characterized by a devil-may-care unconventionality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rakish

1. dapper [adj] : RAKISHLY [adv] - See also: dapper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rakish

rakery
rakes
rakeshame
rakeshames
rakestale
rakestales
rakhi
rakhis
raki
rakia
rakias
rakija
raking
rakings
rakis
rakish (current term)
rakishly
rakishness
rakishnesses
rakshas
rakshasa
rakshasas
rakshases
rakshasi
rakshasis
raku
rakus
rakuware
rakyat
rakyats

Literary usage of Rakish

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1. Confessions of a School Master by William Andrus Alcott (1839)
"Anecdote of a rakish school master. Night visits in general. Evening Schools. Caution to teachers. Example of Intemperance. Painful reflection. ..."

2. Confessions of a School Master by William Andrus Alcott (1839)
"Anecdote of a rakish school master. Night visits in general. Evening Schools. Caution to teachers. Example of Intemperance. Painful reflection. ..."

3. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"[Ger. ragen, to jut'out'.] (Geol.) An oblique vein of ore. rakish vessel. (Naut.) One appearing formidable or suspicious, and a swift sailer. Baud». ..."

4. Excursions and Adventures in New South Wales: With Pictures of Squatting and by John Henderson (1851)
"... of Wight—Plymouth Sound—Isle of Ushant — A hurricane—The Bay of Biscay—A rakish-looking schooner—Cape Finisterre—Merry party on board—Song—Some account ..."

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