Definitions for riffraffˈrɪfˌræf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. disreputable people.

  2. the lowest classes; rabble.

  3. trash; rubbish.

Origin of riffraff:

1425–75; late ME rif and raf every particle, things of small value < OF rif et raf

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rabble, riffraff, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail(noun)

    disparaging terms for the common people


  1. riffraff(Noun)

    The rabble; crowds; the common people.

    They started charging a modest fee in an effort to keep the riffraff out.

  2. riffraff(Noun)

    low class, ghetto, indigent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Riffraff(noun)

    sweepings; refuse; the lowest order of society


  1. Riffraff

    Riffraff is a 1936 film starring Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy. The movie was written by Frances Marion, Anita Loos, and H. W. Hannaford, and directed by J. Walter Ruben.


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