Definition of Rafferty's rules in English:

Rafferty's rules

Line breaks: Raf|fer¦ty's rules
Pronunciation: /ˈrafətɪz


Australian/NZ informal
No rules at all: the campaign was fought according to Rafferty’s rules


1920s: Rafferty, probably an English dialect alteration of refractory.

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