The antagonist in the 1962 Ken Kesey novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and in the 1975 movie of the same title. The overbearing, cruel, perfectionist nurse (ranked number 5 in AFI's list of Greatest Movie Villains) rules the asylum in the story with an iron fist.

The name "Nurse Ratched" can be applied as an insult to a person (usually a woman) of similar characteristics.
"No TV for the rest of the week and I'm coming up there to unplug the Playstation once your father gets home. You'll get worse until I see an A on your next report card" Mom said.

"Why don't you just cut my heart out, Nurse Ratched!" Timmy cried.
by Inspector Javert January 10, 2006
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type of nurse that can put it to yah! yowhoee!!!
Nurse Ratched used ratchet type device on my la jolla's.
now I talk 2 octives higher...
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The dork girl thought she was Nurse Ratched, and wanted everyone to be afraid of her so that they wouldn't think her and her mouth were afraid of them.
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The dork girl thought she was Nurse Ratched, trying to keep everyone afraid of her so that they wouldn't think that her and her mouth were afraid of them. She didn't want them to take their masks off just yet.
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