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A ghetto girl who is loud and obnoxious and constantly causing drama and usually trashy.
A ratchet girl would wear a sweat suit and talk like this: " o hell naw i know that bitch was not talking to my man I finna beat her ass, ooo she is so fake."
by real things April 09, 2012
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adj. a term for someone who is either 1. a whore 2. dirty/nasty 3. ghetto as HELL 4. being annoying 5. busted
Example 1:
*whore/ obvious prostitute walks by*
friend: she mad ratchet!!!
other friend: i know right ew

Example 2:

*kid being annoying*
girl: you bein mad ratchet!
boy: no u ratchet
*and it goes on for like 10 minutes

Example 3:

* busted car drives by *

girl: that is the most ratchet-ass car i've seen
boy: i'm glad we dont have one like that
by damn.she.ratchet<3 August 23, 2012
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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.
by PANDA <3 October 16, 2014
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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.
by <4_|_|-|>- April 29, 2012
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The term 'ratchet' has no less than two distinct meanings. As an adjective, it describes a person, usually a woman, or activity, who is out of hand, out of control, generally whack in some way, dirty, ghetto, unattractive, Crucian, or just generally disliked. As a verb, or a direct object ("do tha ratchet, yeah, do tha ratchet..."), the term serves to identify or describe the dance craze--and the movements associated herewith-- of the Ratchet.
A person, usually a woman, who is dirty, ghetto, unattractive, or just generally disliked.
"Man, did you see that chick?!"
"Oh, her? Yeah, man she's ratchet."
by ratchet R us April 29, 2012
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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!"
by baptastic December 06, 2012
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A type of lockback folding knife originally from Germany. These are very popular in much of the Africa and much of the Caribbean. Ratchet Knives are often associated with gangs and criminal activity. In Jamaica they were closely linked with "Rude Boy" street culture.
Ratchet Knives are named for the ratcheted blade lock mechanism.

The ratcheted blade lock mechanism keeps the blade from snapping shut on the user's hand even when only partially opened. The ratchet knife is usually unlocked by using a pull ring on the back rather than the more common push buttons or levers of most lock blades.
Both of these features make it less likely for the knife to snap shut across the user's fingers during a struggle.

However the key to the popularity of these knives is mostly due to their extremely low price, wide availability and intimidating ratchet sound on opening.
The most famous brand of ratchet knife is the Okapi. Originally made in Germany for export to German territories in Africa the production of Okapi knives moved to South Africa during the 1980's where it is still a very popular all around knife, especially with local criminals.
The Okapi was also the favored ratchet of Jamaican rude boys who often referred to them as "Three Star Ratchets" due to the three stars inlaid on the handles of many Okapi brand ratchet knives.
"Walking down the road, With your ratchet in your waist, Johnny you're too bad"

-Johnny Too Bad, The Slickers
by teaserpent December 27, 2014
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