raff

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Raff \Raff\ (r[.a]f), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Raffed} (r[.a]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raffing}.] [OF. raffer, of German origin; cf. G. raffen; akin to E. rap to snatch. See {Rap}, and cf. {Riffraff}, {Rip} to tear.] To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep. [Obs.]

Causes and effects which I thus raff up together. --Carew.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Raff \Raff\, noun

1. A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse. "A raff of errors." --Barrow.

2. The sweepings of society; the rabble; the mob; -- chiefly used in the compound or duplicate, riffraff.

3. A low fellow; a churl.

{Raff merchant}, a dealer in lumber and odd refuse. [Prov. Eng.]


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