from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a rakish or dissolute manner.
  • Jauntily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a rakish manner.

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  • adverb In a rakish manner.

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  • adverb in a rakish manner


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  • Over the wide door two little oblong windows, holding four damaged panes, blinked rakishly from a mat of ivy, which spread from the rotting eaves to the shingled roof, where the slim wooden spire bent under the weight of creeper and of innumerable nesting sparrows in spring.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • In 2000, he rakishly disrupted his perfect Eton-Oxford-Foreign Service pedigree by deciding to take a two-year walk mostly alone across Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India and Nepal.

    When Things Don't Get Better

  • And his hat, worn so rakishly, was exactly like the hats now being shown at the Rubin.

    Mystical Art From a 'Lost' World

  • It can get rather disheartening for the constituents to have their enthusiasm squelched for lack of a chirpy squad of scantily-clad cheerleaders to counter the rakishly cocked tricorn hats, bandoliers and bold "Don't Tread On Me!"

    Steven Weber: Team Dispirit

  • The British actor was wearing a bright red shirt and sported a jaunty hat to offset his rakishly cut moustache and tiny drum ear-rings.

    Mark Rylance on tattoos, critics and being crowned king of Broadway

  • There he is on Leno, a narrow tie rakishly undone like Dean Martin in Vegas, teaching Jay and Katie Holmes a bouncy Serbian dance.

    There Is No Rest for a Weary Djokovic

  • After all, she was only a schoolgirl standing on the sidewalk by Long Island City High with a classmate when the handsome French sailors, their red-pomponed hats rakishly askew, strode by.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Ageless Storyteller

  • Partly this is down to the happy combination of his extreme youth and the freewheeling, cash-hurling, kid‑blooding, one‑liner‑quipping style of the new model Kenny Dalglish, who in his Kenny 2.0 incarnation seems brilliantly drunk on management, top hat rakishly askew, a tap-dancing Glasgow swell in floor‑length padded sports gown.

    Enjoying the fleeting thrill of fragile prodigies is a national habit | Barney Ronay

  • Thrust under the molding were photographs of young men and women, and of picnic groups wherein the young men, with hats rakishly on the backs of their heads, encircled the girls with their arms.


  • In one corner is a pale-yellow Brastemp Retro mini-refrigerator, with rakishly angled chrome legs and a curved chrome handle, a product made by the Brazilian arm of Whirlpool.

    Thinking Outside the Icebox


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