Someone who is ratchet is someone who listens to rap junk, like Nikki Manaj, Lil Wayne, Drake, etc. Someone who is using slang terms like bae, doe, dat, bish, etc., a person who is wearing pounds of makeup just to go the freaking store.

You: Hey what's up ratchet girl?

Ratchet person: Nun u?

You: You* Nothing* uhhh.... Nothing much.
Ratchet person: I dun kno if my bae is comin ovr.

by BekkahxLove October 26, 2014
(1)Literal definition: a socket wrench used mainly auto-mechanics.
(2)Slang: beyond ghetto (mainly used on women).
(1)I just bought this brand new ratchet from the Snap-On truck. it has 22 teeth!
(2)"Did you see that girl wearing pj's and hair curlers to the grocery store!?!"

"Yeah, she's so ratchet."
by XxjoemommaxX October 12, 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
Wretched, but misspelled.
That girl is wretched
That girl is ratchet
by dgjkk October 08, 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
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
An adjective describing someone (usually female) who acts very hood or arrogant and irrational. They're generally loud and very difficult to reason with and have no respect for anyone's beliefs other than their own, even when they're wrong.
"Earlier, I saw this YouTube video of some ratchet hoe jump on the counter at McDonald's to attack the staff."

"You like her? She ain't nothin' but a ratchet-ass hoodrat"
by TruthHurts88 June 06, 2013

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