Urban slang for "wretched".
That basic bitch is totally ratchet!
מאת Metalitia 24 במאי, 2015
ITS A FUCKING SOCKET WRENCH
Hey I'm working on my car, I need to buy a new ratchet
מאת GOODBADYESNO 31 בינואר, 2015
a mispronunciation of the word "wretched" used to refer to all the thirsty girls or girls you don't like.
Guy: Yo, the girl is ratchet!
Me: You're an idiot, it's pronounced "wretched."
מאת That one nergy guy from math 22 בינואר, 2015
The term ratchet, from a derogatory sense of the term, stems from drug use. A "ratchet" in slang usually refers to someone who is "ghetto", unkept, and unable to keep steady work. It's particularly derogatory towards lower class women. However it's use first comes from deep drug addiction where "ratchet" refers to someone (more often a woman apparently) that got into the grips of drug addiction from a drug dealer. We all have seen the faces of meth and what drug addiction can do to the body and face. So that's where its roots come from. Ratchet then became popularized with the musical genre Trap, a kind of instrumental electronic music with influences from "dirty south" rap. So from the recesses of drug addiction to pop culture and morphed into people who just can't take care of themselves.
Dude: "Wow do you see that prostitute over there buying crack?"
Other Dude: "Yep, ratchet."
מאת just_another_dude 12 בנובמבר, 2015
(1)Literal definition: a socket wrench used mainly auto-mechanics.
(2)Slang: beyond ghetto (mainly used on women).
(1)I just bought this brand new ratchet from the Snap-On truck. it has 22 teeth!
(2)"Did you see that girl wearing pj's and hair curlers to the grocery store!?!"

"Yeah, she's so ratchet."
מאת XxjoemommaxX 12 באוקטובר, 2014
Slang for terrible, failed, ghetto, you get the picture
Jesus your science fair project is ratchet here take my less terrible potato clock (shoves project into friends hand takes other project and runs away)
מאת Queen Chilebean 15 באוגוסט, 2015
An African Americans fake hair also known as "weave" that smells like ass or looks like messy pubes.
Eeew sharkisha has some ratchet.
מאת moneymorebish 3 באוגוסט, 2015

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