What does ratchet mean?


Ratchet means wretched and is used to describe someone or something as nasty and unappealing. It can also be used as a noun to refer to a man or woman.

The term is the urbanized version of "wretched." It is most often used to refer to a ghetto diva who is a gross looking and/or behaving person. The woman is also loud and obnoxious.


Look at that trainwreck over there
Yikes, that ratchet is spilling out of her miniskirt

That look in response to ratchet behavior

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Updated March 15, 2017

Ratchet definition by Slang.net

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