to sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep
a promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse
the sweepings of society; the rabble; the mob; -- chiefly used in the compound or duplicate, riffraff
a low fellow; a churl
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
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.]
Raffe, raf, n. (naut.) a three-cornered sail set on a schooner when before the wind.—Also Raff′ie.
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The numerical value of raff in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of raff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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