rakehell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rake hell.

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Adjective[edit]

rakehell (comparative more rakehell, superlative most rakehell)

  1. (now archaic) Immoral; dissolute. [from 16th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.11:
      And farre away, amid their rakehell bands, / They spide a Lady left all succourlesse […].

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Noun[edit]

rakehell (plural rakehells)

  1. (now archaic) A lewd or wanton person; a debauchee; a rake. [from 16th c.]
    • Barrow
      It seldom doth happen, in any way of life, that a sluggard and a rakehell do not go together.