What does rachet mean?

1 : a mechanism that consists of a bar or wheel having inclined teeth into which a pawl drops so that motion can be imparted to the wheel or bar, governed, or prevented and that is used in a hand tool (such as a wrench or screwdriver) to allow effective motion in one direction only.

What can I say instead of ratchet?

In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ratchet, like: rachet, catch, cog, wheel, ratch, sprocket wheel, cogwheel, rachet up, ratchet down, crank and lever.

What is the meaning of the slang term ratchet?

Ratchet (slang) Jump to navigation Jump to search. Ratchet is a slang term in hip hop that in its original sense referred to an uncouth woman, and is a Louisianan regiolect version of the word “wretched”.

Where does the term ratchet come from in hip hop?

Ratchet is a slang term in hip hop that, in its original sense, referred to an uncouth woman, and may be a Louisianan regiolect version of the word “wretched” or a variation of the word “ratshit.” The term has since been extended to have broader meanings and connotations and is no longer strictly bound by race or gender.

Who are some famous people that use the term ratchet?

In December 2012, BeyoncĂ© posted a picture of herself wearing earrings that contained the word “ratchet”. Juicy J, Lil Debbie, Cam’ron, Future, and Lil’ Boosie are some other artists who have also used the term in their music. Miley Cyrus had been criticized by some as appropriating ratchet culture.

When did the word ratchet first come out?

The word ratchet first appeared in publication in 1992, with the song “I’m So Bad” by UGK. In 2004, a new version of the song featuring Lil’ Boosie was recorded. The producer of the song named Earl Williams, also known as Phunk Dawg, wrote the definition in the CD liner notes: “n., pron., v, adv., 1.