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
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
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
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
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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