Rakish



[rey-kish] /ˈreɪ kɪʃ/

adjective
1.
like a ; dissolute:
rakish behavior.
[rey-kish] /ˈreɪ kɪʃ/
adjective
1.
smart; jaunty; dashing:
a hat worn at a rakish angle.
2.
(of a vessel) having an appearance suggesting speed.
/ˈreɪkɪʃ/
adjective
1.
dissolute; profligate
/ˈreɪkɪʃ/
adjective
1.
dashing; jaunty: a hat set at a rakish angle
2.
(nautical) (of a ship or boat) having lines suggestive of speed
adj.

1706, “debauched, disreputable,” from rake (n.2) + -ish. Related: Rakishly; rakishness.

The meaning “smart, jaunty, dashing” (1824) is said to be a different word, probably from rake “slant, slope” (1620s), used especially in reference to a ship’s hull or sails, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Old Swedish raka “project, reach;” Danish rage “protrude, project”) related to Old English reccan “stretch.” “The piratical craft of former times were distinguished for their rakish build” [Century Dictionary].

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