raff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French raffer, of German origin; compare German raffen, akin to English rap (to snatch). Compare riffraff, rip (to tear).

Noun[edit]

raff (countable and uncountable, plural raffs)

  1. A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse.
    • Barrow
      A raff of errors.
  2. The common rabble or mob; riffraff.
  3. A low fellow; a churl.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

raff (third-person singular simple present raffs, present participle raffing, simple past and past participle raffed)

  1. To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep.
    • Carew
      Causes and effects which I thus raff up together.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for raff in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


German[edit]

Verb[edit]

raff

  1. Imperative singular of raffen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of raffen.

Welsh[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

raff

  1. Soft mutation of rhaff.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
rhaff raff unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

raff

  1. Soft mutation of graff.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
graff raff ngraff unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.