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1) a tool, such as a socket wrench
2) (corruption of "wretched"), derogatory hip-hop slang for an unpopular, obese, average-looking, rude, closet poly, hip-hop person, usually a welfare client with children from multiple parents, substance abuse problems and a narcissistic personality disorder, hence the multiple partners and nightclub brawling. Often wears ill-fitting leggings, torn fishnet hose and a loose, matted hair weave in a bright color. Extra income may come from multiple partners, begging and/or prostitution, due to hir poverty. Term is often hypocritically used by similar speakers. Warning! This term is a racial stereotype, sexist fat and slut-shaming speech and may provoke ethnic violence from target.
3) hip-hop slang for gun, knife, or assaulting someone. See meanings 1 and 2.
4) Science fiction video game character from "Ratchet & Clank" series
5) Science fiction robot character from "Transformers" animated series.
1) "Hand me the ratchet from my toolbox," said my father as he worked on his car.
2) "That person is soooo ratchet, in that bad weave and tore-up stockings!"
3) "Let's ratchet that mutha#@%$," he said and pulled a 9-mm. ratchet on him.
by warriorprincess61 September 29, 2014
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Ratchet is....
1. a wrench
2. the main character from the Insomniac video game series, "Ratchet And Clank"
3. a musical instrument that makes a scraping noise
1. This ratchet does not work on this car gear.
2. DARN IT RATCHET, JUST KILL THAT ROBOT!
3. This ratchet is so noisy!
by GLaDOSPORTAL3WANt! April 29, 2014
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1: To act in a dysfunctional or out-of-pocket manner; unruly; 2: Someone whose actions could be considered as severely undistinguishable; possesing little or no class.
"I'm tired of Denise bringin' them ratchet ass kids around the house when I'm trynna work! Little heathens always trynna tear shit up!"

"Ayy yo tell me why this bitch is down to let the whole team smash?!?"
"Cause she ratchet..."
by Mr.Bornfly22 December 17, 2012
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A name used to describe a home girl that has sex and/or performs sexual favors within her group and neighboring groups..usually turned out by alpha members of groups..." Ratchets are easy to turn" and like a hood-rat everyone can get a turn. But not just anyone.
by Klambodianna December 20, 2016
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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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