Evansville, IN

#1 Apr 27, 2013
I noticed its usage in the last couple of years. It's like a pimple that just abruptly appears out of nowhere. From my recollection, I first heard it from a Lil Boosie record back in 2005-06. However, it wasn't introduced to any urban lexicon then.

Does anybody know the origin of it? What region it came from?

Evansville, IN

#2 Apr 27, 2013
I first heard the word getting everyday usage while living in St.louis back in 2009. A little over halfway through the school year all of a sudden everything became ratchet...

Evansville, IN

#3 Apr 27, 2013
ratchet orig in shreveport, la.there is/was a rapper named mandigo aka the ratchet king...the boosie song most r familiar with was a remix/collab with mandigo's lava house label and boosie's...mandigo's version came out a couple years prior, but boosie was more popular and most give him credit for making the word popular...

Evansville, IN

#4 Apr 27, 2013
That guy from Black Girls Are Easy has been going in on the word ratchet for at least two or three years. He's the first one I noticed using it the way its used today.

Evansville, IN

#5 Apr 27, 2013
I don't know, but I wish it would die. It's basically like this generation's version of the word "Trifling".

Canton, OH

#6 Apr 27, 2013
Get a dictionary because RATCHET means none of the above.Before you use words you don't know the meaning too.please get a dictionary and educate yourself.

Evansville, IN

#7 Apr 27, 2013
A ratchet is a mechanical device that allows continuous linear or rotary motion in only one direction while preventing motion in the opposite direction. Though something of a misnomer, "ratchet" is also often used to refer to ratcheting socket wrenches, a common tool with a ratcheting handle.

^^^^^^what a ratchet really is, lol^^^^^^^
Cliffy Clayborn

Evansville, IN

#8 Apr 27, 2013
The ratcheting socket wrench, with interchangeable (indexable) sockets, was invented by an American, J.J. Richardson, of Woodstock, Vermont, USA. The tool was patented through the Scientific American Patent Agency on June 18, 1863.
Connie Linguis

Evansville, IN

#9 May 10, 2013
According to the urban dictionary:
A diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason to believe she is every mans eye candy. Unfortunately, she's wrong.
Typical signs to beware of include, but are not limited to:
-owning a Blackberry
-BLARES anything by Drake, 2Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Cali Swag District, or any other garbage entertainment rapper
-rowdily quotes "lyrics" from aforementioned artists
-has a weave reminiscent of a bird's nest after a tempest hit the tree it was in, and is dyed at least thrice
-wears torn leggings/stalkings (mostly of the fishnet variety), unpolished 8" heels (or higher, depending on how God-awful they look), fitted jean jackets (to accent the blubber 'round their arms and stomach), and 4 layers of caked on make-up to go clubbing
-repeatedly use ludicrous terms such as "YOLO", "swag", "boost", "beaking", "doe", "really", "naw", "actually", "twerk", "coaster", "dagga", etc., to make a valid statement when they speak
-have side bangs, despite having incredibly small-ass foreheads to support them
-are commonly overweight
and are mind-numbingly stupid; a safe assumption to make would be saying they're uneducated (as if they could pass the 4th grade)
If spotted, please report to the authorities, notifying them that they are possible smack addicts, or potential, degenerate Chaka Khan look-alikes.
2. Ratchet
It's a fcking socket wrench.
The correct way to use the word "ratchet" would be, "Wow, this ratchet is so useful."
"Damn, she so ratchet-"
"Shut the fck up, it's a socket wrench."
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ghetto hood rap hip-hop stank
by Mr. Yell-O Sep 4, 2012 add a video
3. ratchet
adj. a term for someone who is either 1. a whore 2. dirty/nasty 3. ghetto as HELL 4. being annoying 5. busted
Example 1:
*whore/ obvious prostitute walks by*
friend: she mad ratchet!!!
other friend: i know right ew
Example 2:
*kid being annoying*
girl: you bein mad ratchet!
boy: no u ratchet
*and it goes on for like 10 minutes
Example 3:
* busted car drives by *
girl: that is the most ratchet-ass car i've seen
boy: i'm glad we dont have one like that
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ratchet busted whore ghetto dirty nasty rachet
by damn.she.ratchet<3 Aug 23, 2012 add a video
4. ratchet
: n. type of socket wrench
: adj. a horrific mispronunciation of "wretched"
This mispronunciation has taken on the meaning of severely ghetto and stupid, esp. when used on a girl/woman
"I love this ratchet! It's so helpful!"
"Dang, that chick is ratchet!!"
Note: Mistakes like this can warp our language...so be careful!!! o.0
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ghetto stupid retarded dumb-ass bitch etc.
by EmCEminemz Jan 19, 2013 add a video
5. ratchet
A ghetto girl who is loud and obnoxious and constantly causing drama and usually trashy.
A ratchet girl would wear a sweat suit and talk like this: " o hell naw i know that bitch was not talking to my man I finna beat her ass, ooo she is so fake."
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scrappy ghetto trashy poorly spoken hood
6. Ratchet
One of the most epic Transformers, he is yellow-ish and pretty much the brains of Optimus Prime's group.
Optimus Prime: Our medical officer: Ratchet.
Ratchet: The boy's pheromone levels suggest he wants to mate with the female.
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by TransformersChick Jul 26, 2009
7. Ratchet
Derived from the word 'wretch'(poor, despicable, inferior, pityful).
(ratch, noun). The girl who thinks she's hot she's actually ugly and unflattering, probably being sloppy and obnoxious, and has a big attitude.
(rachet, adjective). Not on-point (clothes, hair, etc.)
You have fun singling out these girls and violating or shit talking about them, especially if you don't like her in particular.
She look nasty, she ratchet.

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