What does raff mean?

Definitions for raffræf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word raff.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Kukowski:

    There used to be a saying that 40 below keeps out the riff-raff, that's not true anymore.

  2. Jeff Annison and Paul Scanlan:

    We don’t expect these companies to experience much success. Equity crowdfunding isn’t easy or inexpensive, and the SEC has important safeguards like bad actor checks and reporting requirements that will eliminate most of the riff-raff, plus, the public is sophisticated these days and has access to enough information to make well-informed decisions.

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