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Webster 1913 Edition


Riffraff

Riff′raffˊ

,
Noun.
[OE.
rif and raf
every particle, OF.
rif et raf
. CF.
Raff
,
and 1st
Rifle
.]
Sweepings; refuse; the lowest order of society.
Beau. & Fl.

Webster 1828 Edition


Riffraff

RIFF'RAFF

,
Noun.
Sweepings; refuse.

Definition 2022


riffraff

riffraff

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Noun

riffraff (usually uncountable, plural riffraffs)

  1. The rabble; crowds; the common people.
    They started charging a modest fee in an effort to keep the riffraff out.

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