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4 definitions found
 for rakish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rakish \Rak"ish\ (r[=a]k"[i^]sh), a. (Naut.)
     Having a saucy appearance indicative of speed and dash.
     --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rakish
      adj 1: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper
             young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing,
             jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy,
             snappy, spruce]
      2: marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness;
         "a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"- Crary
         Moore [syn: devil-may-care, raffish, rakish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "rakish":
     abandoned, brave, bravura, braw, breezy, chic, chichi, dandy,
     dapper, daring, dashing, debauched, debonair, devil-may-care,
     dissipated, dissolute, dressy, elegant, exhibitionistic,
     fashionable, fast, flashing, flashy, flaunting, foppish, free,
     frilly, frothy, gallant, gay, glittering, jaunty, jazzy,
     licentious, profligate, raffish, rakehell, rakehellish, rakehelly,
     showy, smart, snazzy, splashy, splurgy, sporty, spruce, unbridled,
     wild
  
  

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