The rakish fellow you met last night with the suave dance moves, smoothly rehearsed lines, and your number listed as “Goddess #14” in his phone is fine for a flirt, but probably isn’t meet-the-parents material.
Used as an adjective to describe a dashing ladies’ man or a streamlined ship, rakish comes from the fusing of rake + -ish. He is stylishly handsome and prone to saucy, fast behavior. Synonyms include charming, flashy, and immoral.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Best Dressed of the Week - Mr Douglas Booth
Attending the Artemis Challenge race off the English coast, Douglas Booth wears Hugo Boss, on the yacht of the same name. The dashing black suit and open collar white shirt, with stubble and a simple gold chain is as rakish as it gets. A young James Bond if there ever was one, Booth is soon to appear as Romeo in a new screen adaption of Romeo and Juliet, which hits cinemas later this year.