Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Having the masts unusually inclined; as, a rakish vessel.

Part of speech: adjective

Dissolute; profligate; jaunty.

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Usage examples "rakish":

  1. They are looking decidedly rakish adorned with black streamers in honour of the occasion. - "East of the Shadows", Mrs. Hubert Barclay.
  2. On the other side, the mast slowly went up to its normal rakish position again, the sail filled, and wind and current bore the boat steadily down the Nile. - "The Egyptian Cat Mystery", Harold Leland Goodwin.
  3. Who would have thought to see our Sarah grown rakish? - "Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party", C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read.