What does raff mean?

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Raff(verb)

    to sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep

  2. Raff(noun)

    a promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse

  3. Raff(noun)

    the sweepings of society; the rabble; the mob; -- chiefly used in the compound or duplicate, riffraff

  4. Raff(noun)

    a low fellow; a churl

  5. Origin: [OF. raffer, of German origin; cf. G. raffen; akin to E. rap to snatch. See Rap, and cf. Riffraff, Rip to tear.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Raff

    raf, n. the sweepings of society, the rabble: the riff-raff: rubbish: a low worthless fellow, a rowdy.—v.t. (obs.) to snatch, to sweep off.—adj. Raff′ish, worthless. [O. Fr. raffer, to catch; cog. with Ger. raffen, to snatch; cf. Riff-raff.]

  2. Raff

    Raffe, raf, n. (naut.) a three-cornered sail set on a schooner when before the wind.—Also Raff′ie.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raff in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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