- rakishrakish1 [rāk′ish]adj.[< RAKE3 + -ISH]1. having a trim, neat appearance suggesting speed: said of a ship2. having a smartly trim, casual look; dashing; jauntyrakishlyadv.rakishnessn.rakish2 [rāk′ish]adj.like a rake; dissoluterakishlyadv.rakishnessn.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.
Look at other dictionaries:
Rakish — Rak ish (r[=a]k [i^]sh), a. Dissolute; lewd; debauched. [1913 Webster] The arduous task of converting a rakish lover. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Rakish — Rak ish (r[=a]k [i^]sh), a. (Naut.) Having a saucy appearance indicative of speed and dash. Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
rakish — index dissolute, lecherous, licentious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
rakish — (adj.) 1706, from RAKE (Cf. rake) (n.2) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Rakishly; rakishness … Etymology dictionary
rakish — [adj] charming and immoral abandoned, chic, dashing, debauched, depraved, devilmay care*, dissipated, dissolute, fashionable, fast*, flashy, gay, jaunty, lecherous, licentious, loose*, natty, prodigal, profligate, raffish, saucy, sinful, smart,… … New thesaurus
rakish — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance. 2) (of a boat or car) smart and streamlined. DERIVATIVES rakishly adverb … English terms dictionary
rakish — rak|ish [ˈreıkıʃ] adj [Sense: 1 2; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from rake to slope backward (17 21 centuries); because of the sloping masts of pirate ships.] [Sense: 3; Date: 1700 1800; Origin: RAKE12] 1.) if a man looks rakish, or wears… … Dictionary of contemporary English
rakish — [[t]re͟ɪkɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A rakish person or appearance is stylish in a confident, bold way. ...a soft brimmed hat which he wore at a rakish angle. ...rakish young gentlemen. Derived words: rakishly ADV GRADED ...a hat cocked… … English dictionary
rakish — adjective 1 at a rakish angle if you wear a hat at a rakish angle, you do not wear it straight, and this makes you look relaxed and confident 2 old fashioned a rakish man behaves in an unacceptable way, having many sexual relationships, wasting… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
rakish — I. adjective Etymology: 5rake Date: 1706 of, relating to, or characteristic of a rake ; dissolute II. adjective Etymology: probably from 4rake; from the raking masts of pirate ships Date: 1824 1. having a … New Collegiate Dictionary