riff|raff

riff|raff
riff|raff «RIHF RAF», noun, adjective.
–n.
1. worthless people: »

Bourgeois…is an epithet which the riffraff apply to what is respectable (Anthony Hope).

SYNONYM(S): rabble.
2. trash. SYNONYM(S): rubbish.
–adj.
= worthless. (Cf.worthless)
[Middle English riffe and raff < Old French rif et raf, and rifle et rafle every scrap < rifler to spoil, rifle2 + raffler carry off]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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