Used by dumb women to explain other ugly nasty women. The real use of the word is in reference of a tool.
Serena tells Sam that bitch is ratchet.
by LB9591 March 29, 2014
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
Diminutive of "wretched": of poor character; nasty; dirty; foul; morally reprehensible.
It's just a matter of time before these ratchet kids you hanging with get you in trouble.
by pseudoraphael December 02, 2014
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
Ratchet commonly refers to somebody who is convinced everyone is attracted to them. Takes an extended period of time getting ready, doing hair and makeup.

High heels and blazers are a staple in a ratchet girls closet. As well as leggings and anything made of chiffon. Use terms commonly found in the ghetto such as swag, yolo, nah, and duces.

Beware of girls named: Jennifer, Candy, Hope, Saxon, and Carrie
Saxon is so ratchet, did you see her blazer today
by BangsMcoy September 23, 2014
To be a dirty ho or a place that is very ghetto.
Madalyn is very ratchet!
by sonner09 August 19, 2014
Anything and everything pertaining to the definition written by "stupidniggerskerretpussclot81" and then some. Unfortunately for him, he was describing his own mother. May God help him, because he truly needs it.
Now, why did you call your mother a ratchet, dude? Pity.
by ladybyron July 21, 2014

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