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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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The horrible moment when you realise that you have accidentally done something very slightly wrong which has very bad (usually embarassing) implications for you. This is typically the moment of realisation that you just sent a dirty text message to a close member of family, typically your mother, rather than the intended recipient.
Message: "i'm free this afternoon so come over and fuck me senseless, my parents will be out all day"
Recipient: Mum
Message Sent
- Onosecond occurs here -
by Jimmed September 26, 2006
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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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One of the most epic Transformers, he is yellow-ish and pretty much the brains of Optimus Prime's group.
Optimus Prime: Our medical officer: Ratchet.
Ratchet: The boy's pheromone levels suggest he wants to mate with the female.
by TransformersChick July 26, 2009
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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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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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