Origin: earlier rif and raf, every scrap < OFr rif et raf, rifle et rafle: see rifle & raffle
See riffraff in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English riffe raffe
Origin: , from rif and raf, one and all
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman rif et raf, rifle et rafle
Origin: : Old French rifler, to rifle; see rifle2
Origin: + Old French raffler, to carry off (from raffle, act of seizing; see raffle1).
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