A word that people use to call something "ghetto" or the equivalent of "ghetto".

The irony lies in that 95% of the time, a "ghetto" person is using the word.
Person 1: She so ratchet gurl.
Person 2: Oh the irony.
by DHM February 08, 2013

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1. A type of wrench used to crank down or unscrew nuts and bolts.

2. The word "wretched" as spelled and pronounced by the uneducated.
1: That girl is hella ratchet!..

2: No. You mean to say she's "wretched". Ratchet is a type of wrench. Another acceptable word you could've used is "skanky" or "whorish."
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A ghetto-dialect mispronunciation of the English term "wretched".
"Ol' girl with her hoochie-ass clothes too tight an' her tracks shown' in her scraggly-ass weave with her fake-ass Gucci bag think she cute. She ratchet."
by Big Booty D April 27, 2014

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Miley Cyrus.
Miley Cyrus is ratchet. She thinks She can "twerk" and thinks she is from "the hood".
by hyperglow2013 August 22, 2013

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1: To act in a dysfunctional or out-of-pocket manner; unruly; 2: Someone whose actions could be considered as severely undistinguishable; possesing little or no class.
"I'm tired of Denise bringin' them ratchet ass kids around the house when I'm trynna work! Little heathens always trynna tear shit up!"

"Ayy yo tell me why this bitch is down to let the whole team smash?!?"
"Cause she ratchet..."
by Mr.Bornfly22 December 17, 2012

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The term 'ratchet' has no less than two distinct meanings. As an adjective, it describes a person, usually a woman, or activity, who is out of hand, out of control, generally whack in some way, dirty, ghetto, unattractive, Crucian, or just generally disliked. As a verb, or a direct object ("do tha ratchet, yeah, do tha ratchet..."), the term serves to identify or describe the dance craze--and the movements associated herewith-- of the Ratchet.
A person, usually a woman, who is dirty, ghetto, unattractive, or just generally disliked.
"Man, did you see that chick?!"
"Oh, her? Yeah, man she's ratchet."
by ratchet R us April 29, 2012

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Ratchet is....
1. a wrench
2. the main character from the Insomniac video game series, "Ratchet And Clank"
3. a musical instrument that makes a scraping noise
1. This ratchet does not work on this car gear.
2. DARN IT RATCHET, JUST KILL THAT ROBOT!
3. This ratchet is so noisy!
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1) a tool, such as a socket wrench
2) (corruption of "wretched"), derogatory hip-hop slang for an unpopular, obese, average-looking, rude, closet poly, hip-hop person, usually a welfare client with children from multiple parents, substance abuse problems and a narcissistic personality disorder, hence the multiple partners and nightclub brawling. Often wears ill-fitting leggings, torn fishnet hose and a loose, matted hair weave in a bright color. Extra income may come from multiple partners, begging and/or prostitution, due to hir poverty. Term is often hypocritically used by similar speakers. Warning! This term is a racial stereotype, sexist fat and slut-shaming speech and may provoke ethnic violence from target.
3) hip-hop slang for gun, knife, or assaulting someone. See meanings 1 and 2.
4) Science fiction video game character from "Ratchet & Clank" series
5) Science fiction robot character from "Transformers" animated series.
1) "Hand me the ratchet from my toolbox," said my father as he worked on his car.
2) "That person is soooo ratchet, in that bad weave and tore-up stockings!"
3) "Let's ratchet that mutha#@%$," he said and pulled a 9-mm. ratchet on him.
by warriorprincess61 September 29, 2014

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