Riffraff Definition

rĭfrăf
riff-raff
noun
Those people regarded as worthless, disreputable, etc.; rabble.
Webster's New World
Worthless stuff.
Webster's New World
Rubbish; trash.
American Heritage

Low class, ghetto, indigent.

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Origin of Riffraff

  • Middle English riffe raffe from rif and raf one and all from Anglo-Norman rif et raf, rifle et rafle Old French rifler to rifle rifle2 Old French raffler to carry off (from raffle act of seizing raffle1)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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