What Does RAKE Mean?

RAKE is an old English word that means "immoral womanizer." It is also an Irish slang word that means "a lot" (as in "much," "many").

Here is more information about each of these definitions of RAKE.

Immoral Womanizer

The word RAKE was widely used in England during the 16th to 19th centuries, to refer to immoral young male members of the aristocracy. RAKEs were notorious for their loutish behavior and womanizing.

During the 20th century, the term RAKE fell from common use. However, interest in the word was reignited as a result of the popularity of the Netflix television period drama series Bridgerton, which is set in the world of Regency era (early 19th century) London.
  • Bar owner: Those rich boys trashed my bar, assaulted my staff, and refused to pay.
  • Police Chief: Oh my! They are such RAKES.

A Lot

RAKE is also Irish slang for "a lot" (as in "much" or "many"). For example:
  • That's a RAKE of cash you've got there!
  • There's RAKEs of people going on Friday.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of RAKE

"Immoral Womanizer" is the most common definition for RAKE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Immoral Womanizer
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"A Lot" is another common definition for RAKE.
Definition:A Lot
Type:Word (Slang)
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of RAKE Used in a Text


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