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A diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason to believe she is every mans eye candy. Unfortunately, she's wrong.

Typical signs to beware of include, but are not limited to:
-owning a Blackberry
-BLARES anything by Drake, 2Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Cali Swag District, or any other garbage entertainment rapper
-rowdily quotes "lyrics" from aforementioned artists
-has a weave reminiscent of a bird's nest after a tempest hit the tree it was in, and is dyed at least thrice
-wears torn leggings/stalkings (mostly of the fishnet variety), unpolished 8" heels (or higher, depending on how God-awful they look), fitted jean jackets (to accent the blubber 'round their arms and stomach), and 4 layers of caked on make-up to go clubbing
-repeatedly use ludicrous terms such as "YOLO", "swag", "boost", "beaking", "doe", "really", "naw", "actually", "twerk", "coaster", "dagga", etc., to make a valid statement when they speak
-have side bangs, despite having incredibly small-ass foreheads to support them
-are commonly overweight
and are mind-numbingly stupid; a safe assumption to make would be saying they're uneducated (as if they could pass the 4th grade)

If spotted, please report to the authorities, notifying them that they are possible smack addicts, or potential, degenerate Chaka Khan look-alikes.
Imagine a woman that wears skinny clothes, bad looking heels & fishnet stalkings, blasts Drake or Waka off her phone, would go out of her way as to cop CD's from these artists, has a bad hairdo, looks immensely disgusting as a human being, and would rather spend her time maintaining her looks, communicating among her folk, and being a jobless, gold-digging bum for the rest of her days, not even bothering to get herself a good shower, a paying career, and a damned effort to earn a diploma.

That, my comrades, is a prime notoriety of a ratchet.

God help us all.
by stupidniggerskerritpussclot81 August 09, 2012
When something is kind of grimy yet classy at the same time.
(Pronounced Rah-Shay)
Girl 1: Omg you're drinking champagne while wearing a trash bag? You're so fucking ratchet hunny.
Girl 2: Bitch no I'm ratchét; don't get it twisted!
by fartney January 07, 2015
A type of lockback folding knife originally from Germany. These are very popular in much of the Africa and much of the Caribbean. Ratchet Knives are often associated with gangs and criminal activity. In Jamaica they were closely linked with "Rude Boy" street culture.
Ratchet Knives are named for the ratcheted blade lock mechanism.

The ratcheted blade lock mechanism keeps the blade from snapping shut on the user's hand even when only partially opened. The ratchet knife is usually unlocked by using a pull ring on the back rather than the more common push buttons or levers of most lock blades.
Both of these features make it less likely for the knife to snap shut across the user's fingers during a struggle.

However the key to the popularity of these knives is mostly due to their extremely low price, wide availability and intimidating ratchet sound on opening.
The most famous brand of ratchet knife is the Okapi. Originally made in Germany for export to German territories in Africa the production of Okapi knives moved to South Africa during the 1980's where it is still a very popular all around knife, especially with local criminals.
The Okapi was also the favored ratchet of Jamaican rude boys who often referred to them as "Three Star Ratchets" due to the three stars inlaid on the handles of many Okapi brand ratchet knives.
"Walking down the road, With your ratchet in your waist, Johnny you're too bad"

-Johnny Too Bad, The Slickers
by teaserpent December 27, 2014
a tool used for assembling and maintenance on an automobile, not at term used to describe a slut
Nichole: that's ratchet

Jamie: no, a ratchet is a tool
by Xbow Nation November 08, 2014
Used by dumb women to explain other ugly nasty women. The real use of the word is in reference of a tool.
Serena tells Sam that bitch is ratchet.
by LB9591 March 29, 2014
Diminutive of "wretched": of poor character; nasty; dirty; foul; morally reprehensible.
It's just a matter of time before these ratchet kids you hanging with get you in trouble.
by pseudoraphael December 02, 2014
A mispronunciation of "wretched" that grew to be it's own word and meaning.

A diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason to believe she is every mans eye candy. Unfortunately, she's wrong.

Typical signs to beware of include, but are not limited to:

-owning a Blackberry

-BLARES anything by Drake, 2Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Cali Swag District, or any other garbage entertainment rapper

-rowdily quotes "lyrics" from aforementioned artists

-has a weave reminiscent of a bird's nest after a tempest hit the tree it was in, and is dyed at least thrice

-wears torn leggings/stalkings (mostly of the fishnet variety), unpolished 8" heels (or higher, depending on how God-awful they look), fitted jean jackets (to accent the blubber 'round their arms and stomach), and 4 layers of caked on make-up to go clubbing

-repeatedly use ludicrous terms such as "YOLO", "swag", "boost", "beaking", "doe", "really", "naw", "actually", "twerk", "coaster", "dagga", etc., to make a valid statement when they speak

-have side bangs, despite having incredibly small-ass foreheads to support them

-are commonly overweight

and are mind-numbingly stupid; a safe assumption to make would be saying they're uneducated (as if they could pass the 4th grade)

If spotted, please report to the authorities, notifying them that they are possible smack addicts, or potential, degenerate Chaka Khan look-alikes.
Imagine a woman that wears skinny clothes, bad looking heels & fishnet stalkings, blasts Drake or Waka off her phone, would go out of her way as to cop CD's from these artists, has a bad hairdo, looks immensely disgusting as a human being, and would rather spend her time maintaining her looks, communicating among her folk, and being a jobless, gold-digging bum for the rest of her days, not even bothering to get herself a good shower, a paying career, and a damned effort to earn a diploma.

That, my comrades, is a prime notoriety of a ratchet.

God help us all.
by tortilla_machine June 15, 2014
A fake ass bitch who usually hails from urban or city areas and lives by ghetto slang & unnecessary swearing. The common ratchet wears over-the-top fake lashes, horribly drawn eye brows, caked on makeup that is 2-3 shades darker than her neck, and has several meaningless tattoos (some examples include ex-boyfriend references and roses). Ratchets also experience hair loss (hence the use of a weave) and will be mistaken for a balding man and/or trany. When it comes to wardrobe, the Ratchet buys clothes too small that accentuate her rolls. See-thru leggings w/holes are a staple in a Ratchet's closet, so when she bends over you can see her thong on dat pancake booty. Her social media will typically consist of bad angled selfies, any type of alcoholic drink with caption "bae <3", and videos of her "blowing dat loud". Overall, it is pretty easy to spot a Ratchet from a mile away.

-Note to females: If a Ratchet is ever your competition, do NOT be offended. She is just picking up your trash.
-Note to males: If you are ever desperate for a bitch, remember Ratchets are easy and common rebounds. Just don't be surprised when she fakes a pregnancy or asks for a little coin after.
Girl #1: I can't believe he hooked up with her less than a week after we broke up!

Girl #2: Don't worry, he's probably embarrassed to be with that ratchet because that's all he could get in a short amount of time!
by chrisandandy6 December 17, 2014

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