This term can be used to describe people or things.

Such as Bad, or nasty. (bad is not used in a positive form of a fashion)
Dude, you smell ratchet.

You look ratchet.
This food you made is ratchet as shit.
by ParkourLegazy November 05, 2012
Something undesirable, ghetto, or a hot ass mess in general. Nobody wants to be around someone that's ratchet. They tend to like surfing and videotaping jokes that aren't funny.
Robert Meadows is ratchet, he's a hot ass mess.
by royalratchetness October 21, 2012
Gross and unspeakable.
"Do you know Denis Jones?"
"Yeah. He's so ratchet."
by lead May 20, 2012
ratchet defines all of the nastiest black people and or white people who, think they are black. Their life revolves around makeup, and they look up to douche generally when you see someone who is ratchet your inner eye will bleed and you will wonder why god is such a fucking ass hole and who shoved the stick up his ass. Basically Ratchet people are the Miley Cyrus of our general society.
She's the biggest whore, shes fucking eye sore! SHE RATCHET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Sodacanplus November 17, 2013
A girl who thinks she is all that and more. She will tell people she sends nudes or tell people that other people have her nudes. She will dress like a skank and believe that everyone wants her, even girls. She has most likely slept with someone.
Girl 1: Did you see Caitlin last night she looked so ratchet.
Girl 2: McCallion or McAdams?Theyre both looked like skanks!
Girl 1: I know!
by The Homie of Moorpark October 10, 2013
Miley Cyrus.
Did you see the ratchet performance at the VMA's? It must've been Miley Cyrus.
by RealisticDefiner August 26, 2013
A generally gross and repulsive person who performs undesirable acts
Person typically under the influence of drug paraphernalia
Common appearance includes; orange face, fake nails/lashes, cropped tops, hair extensions and/or weaves

Commonly use the phrase; "turn up" or "so turnt"
"Did you see Catie Beckley's spray tan? Its so ratchet"
"Omg did you see Catie Beckley in that vine, so ratchet"
"Holly Gadawski's fake lashes are SO ratchet, ew!"
by BTSluts June 29, 2013

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