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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹætʃɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ætʃɪt

Etymology 1

From French rochet (bobbin, spindle, ratchet), from Italian rocchetto (spool, ratchet).

Alternative forms

  • rachet (archaic)


ratchet (plural ratchets)

  1. A pawl, click, or detent for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc.
  2. A mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch and pawl.
  3. A ratchet wrench.
  4. (by extension) A procedure or regulation that goes in one direction, usually up.


ratchet (third-person singular simple present ratchets, present participle ratcheting, simple past and past participle ratcheted)

  1. (transitive) To cause to become incremented or decremented.
  2. (intransitive) To increment or decrement.

Etymology 2

Possibly a variant (representing a Southern or specifically Louisianan pronunciation) of wretched.


ratchet (comparative more ratchet, superlative most ratchet)

  1. (US, slang) Ghetto; unseemly, indecorous.
Derived terms
  • ratchetness


  • chatter, traceth

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RATCH, to wander, prowl.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)