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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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A word for gun used by ghetto white kids, some Spanish kids or just white kids tryna act ghetto. This term for the word came well before the new one
Yo jimmy, pass that ratchet, imma light a nigga up

Dude, you're white, shut up
by Yuzadumbdhead October 02, 2013
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Someone or something hella ghetto. Educated people say wretched but with a ghetto people say ratchet. Tomato/tomatoe, wretched/ratchet.

Ratchets never win spelling bees.
My friends Norma and Michael are straight ratchets. They communicate by twerking.
by IndiaMaria September 22, 2013
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45.
A person who thinks they're fabulous but they aren't. They ironically call other people ratchet when indeed they are the true ratchet. They tend to like certain celebrity's like Selena Gomez and Ariana grande because they feel like they will date them one day.
Joe: eww your so ratchet
Non-ratchet: umm ok?
Joe: yeah ratchet you heard me
by Not a ratchet May 30, 2013
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46.
A classless, tasteless female who exhibits some or several of the following characteristics:
1. Has several children with multiple different fathers.
2. Lives off government funding.
3. Excessive drug or alcohol use.
4. Typically promiscous with a general disregard for men that she may be in a relationship with.

Usually these kinds of females were raised in single parent households with absent or abusive father figures. Ratchets can be any race or nationality and are not confined to certain styles or cultural taste.
Male 1: Wow, she is so ratchety she has two kids with two babies daddys, lives with her mom while working part time at marshalls and smokes weed 3 times a day.
Male 2: damn, what a ratchet.
by Do_Not_Inquire May 28, 2013
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The definition of ratchet has been misconstrued by dumb ass rappers in the 2012 year. Mistaken for "wretched". The real word ratchet was started by a man named Mandigo The King in Shreveport, Lousiana. Ratchet means to be bad ass, real as fuck ,a goon or a ghetto person. The phrase started in 1999. So children, you need to catch up with your "urban vocab". The Ratchet is also a dance similar to The Jig.
Lil Boosie: Ima a ratchet ass nigga

Webbie: Hell yeah nigga you already know wohdy
by Lil C Nasty From PTown Indiana April 23, 2013
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1.) A ghetto classless hoe. She wears a weave and is usually fake. She believes she is the one that every guy drools over.
"Damn! This bitch is ratchet as hell!

Shit just got ghetto fabulous up in this bitch!"

"Amen!"
by rara357 March 07, 2014
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"Ratchet" is basically a female that does or wears the following:
Has a weave that's on the edge of glory and looks like it's about to fall off
Wears tights that go up all the way to their boobs

Wears tight ass shirts that show all of there blubber

Blasts drake, 2chainz, lil Wayne and so on
Uses the phrases: naw, y'all, trippin, da fuq... You get my point

Chews their gum obnoxiously

Claps hands while in an argument

It you see any ratchets please contact me at 1.800. Sheratchet

Thank you
"Yo did you see the sharkisha video"

"Yeah she was ratchet af"

"Your right, but that punch tho"
by getsomewatermelonforfree March 05, 2014
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