Raff (rȧf), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Raffed (rȧft); 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.
Causes and effects which I thus raff up
Raff, n. 1. A
promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse. "A
raff of errors." Barrow.
2. The sweepings of society; the rabble; the
mob; -- chiefly used in the compound or duplicate,
3. A low fellow; a churl.
Raff merchant, a dealer in lumber and odd
refuse. [Prov. Eng.]