from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Cheaply or showily vulgar in appearance or nature; tawdry.
- adj. Characterized by a carefree or fun-loving unconventionality; rakish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Characterized by careless unconventionality; rakish.
- adj. Low-class; disreputable; vulgar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling, or having the character of, raff, or a raff; worthless; low.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling or having the character of the raff or rabble; scampish; worthless; rowdy. Compare raff, n., 5.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
- adj. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
Probably from dialectal raff, rubbish, from Middle English raf, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)