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
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 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
A mispronunciation of "Rat-Shit". Typically used by Australia youth as a localised version of the American equivalent, which refers to ghetto-trash and ghetto-trash-want-to-be persons of the female variety.
You look like ratchet mate.

Urgh. I drank too much last night. I feel ratchet.
by Crocodile Dungoofed December 19, 2013
A ratchet is a mechanical device that allows continuous linear or rotary motion in only one direction while preventing motion in the opposite direction.
I had to use a ratchet to get the nuts off my bicycle tire to change it.
by tmbstne284 May 23, 2015
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
Urban slang for "wretched".
That basic bitch is totally ratchet!
by Metalitia May 24, 2015

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