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A ghetto-dialect mispronunciation of the English term "wretched".
"Ol' girl with her hoochie-ass clothes too tight an' her tracks shown' in her scraggly-ass weave with her fake-ass Gucci bag think she cute. She ratchet."
by Big Booty D April 27, 2014
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It's a fucking socket wrench.
The correct way to use the word "ratchet" would be, "Wow, this ratchet is so useful."
"Damn, she so ratchet-"
"Shut the fuck up, it's a socket wrench."
by Mr. Yell-O September 04, 2012
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: n. type of socket wrench

: adj. a horrific mispronunciation of "wretched"

This mispronunciation has taken on the meaning of severely ghetto and stupid, esp. when used on a girl/woman
"I love this ratchet! It's so helpful!"

"Dang, that chick is ratchet!!"

Note: Mistakes like this can warp our language...so be careful!!! o.0
by EmCEminemz January 19, 2013
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a tasteless, classless individual (most often a female) who does vile and off color things on a frequent basis while still maintaining diva status in her own mind.
Context: In the workplace-

Girl One: "I was waxing my butthole."
Girl Two: "Damn! Didn't that burn?"
Supervisor: "Ya'll are ratchet! Get back to work!"
by WorkConductPolice February 05, 2013
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A term ghetto people use to describe other ghetto people.
Ghetto girl one: I can see yo coochie hanging out your shorts, you ratchet.
Ghetto girl two: Says the girl who sucks dick for food stamps!! YOU ratchet.
by I hate Swag fags May 29, 2013
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a galactic space lombax that has saved over 50 galaxies along with a robot named Clank.
Gamer 1: Ratchet is one of the universe's greatest heroes that has been known by all kinds of alien races!

Gamer 2: But didn't Clank also help him?

Gamer 1: Yeah, he met him while fixing his ship.
by SuperDooperPooperScooper November 13, 2013
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