Ratchet in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is ratchet a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word ratchet is a Scrabble US word. The word ratchet is worth 12 points in Scrabble:

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Is ratchet a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word ratchet is a Scrabble UK word and has 12 points:

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Definitions and meaning of ratchet

ratchet

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • rachet (archaic)

Noun

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.
Translations

Verb

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.
Translations

Etymology 2

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

Adjective

ratchet (comparative more ratchet, superlative most ratchet)

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

Anagrams

  • chatter, traceth

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