Definitionslicentious, dissolute or profligate person; a roue; a debauchee.
2. Or: rakehell , a lecherous and promiscuous man. See philanderer for synonyms.
ETYMOLOGY: A c olloquialism since the 17 th century derived from the abbreviation of rakebell meaning lecher or libertine, or from the Middle English rakel meaning reckless.
3. A fingernail.
4. To scratch with the fingernails.