The Collaborative International Dictionary
Raff \Raff\ (r[.a]f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raffed (r[.a]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. Raffing.] [OF. raffer, of German origin; cf. G. raffen; akin to E. rap to snatch. See Rap, and cf. Riffraff, Rip to tear.] To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep. [Obs.]
Causes and effects which I thus raff up together.
Raff \Raff\, n.
A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse. ``A raff of errors.''
The sweepings of society; the rabble; the mob; -- chiefly used in the compound or duplicate, riffraff.
A low fellow; a churl.
Raff merchant, a dealer in lumber and odd refuse. [Prov. Eng.]
n. 1 A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse. 2 The common rabble or mob; riffraff. 3 A low fellow; a churl. vb. To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep.
Usage examples of "raff".
Oh, and a dozen expert bowmen, if you please, Captain Raff, of either hand.
Although he had not shown it in front of Raff, he was feeling desperately low.
It was the second man, Raff Darnley, who would eventually tread where no human being had previously trod.
Under one of the floorboards we discovered a notebook in which young Raff had kept a diary.
President, these rules, drawn up by Raff when he was ten years old, were adhered to for the rest of his life.
Tough Nate Raff left Phoenix last night on the regular passenger plane.
They read its meaning as clearly as though Raff had been an actor registering feeling before a camera.
We raced the whole of the distance home, to the great peril of several groups of town raff whom we passed in our way.
Topper and Pip are doing, maybe letting them out in the bottom pasture if Raff can spare it.
When the charge was made, Amos had taken the trouble to verify the police report: Raff had been released uncharged because tissue typing had shown he could not have been the rapist.
Two of them were simple: Raff was stupid, and Raff was not one to stand up for himself.
Suddenly everybody in the neighborhood was surfeit with the same emotion Raff felt.
In a moment Darius was doing it, drawing from Raff, then sending it out to everyone in range.
When Colonel Raff arrived with six planeloads of troopers, and spotted the planes on the lakebed, the non-jumping Air Corps officer in overall command of the operation radioed him that they were taking sniper fire, and were threatened by enemy armor.
So Raff and the six planeloads jumped to attack the armor with small arms, grenades, and anti-tank mines.