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.
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adjective. a person (or activity) that is in general, over the top, out of control hood/ghetto, gritty, and unapologetically so

antonym. bourgeois
Example:

Hurricane Chris.

In a sentence:

"I live for 1/2 off drinks on Big Booty Tuesdays. I'm so ratchet!"
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The mispronouncing of the word WRETCHED

*of poor quality; very bad
"These hoes be too ratchet-"

"Just stop! The word is wretched."
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Derived from the word 'wretch' (poor, despicable, inferior, pityful).

(ratch, noun). The girl who thinks she's hot she's actually ugly and unflattering, probably being sloppy and obnoxious, and has a big attitude.

(rachet, adjective). Not on-point (clothes, hair, etc.)

You have fun singling out these girls and violating or shit talking about them, especially if you don't like her in particular.
She look nasty, she ratchet.
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A term that Ignorant people use to describe others.
People of this sort are calling each other a type of wrench, that moves in a ratcheting motion, It is not a name to call someone, it is a tool often used to work on things with nuts and bolts!
The mechanic used the ratchet to remove the oil drain plug from the automobile.
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The Medical Officer from Transformers, not a disgusting human being.
Optimus Prime "My Medical Officer, Ratchet." Ratchet "Hmm, the boys pheromone level suggests he wants to mate with the female." Transformers 1, when the other autobots arrive.
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A name used to describe a home girl that has sex and/or performs sexual favors within her group and neighboring groups..usually turned out by alpha members of groups..." Ratchets are easy to turn" and like a hood-rat everyone can get a turn. But not just anyone.
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