ratchet means: This mechanism is composed of a pawl which engages the teeth on a wheel/bar’s sloping sides, allowing motion only in one direction. (in Merlin Dictionary)

What else does ratchet mean?

  • This mechanism’s pawl, wheel or bar. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • Increase or decrease in increments. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • Increase or decrease in increments. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • A ghetto ***** is someone who believes she looks great or has all the right qualities. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Hector Collins)
  • Diminutive meaning “wretched”: Of poor character; filthy; foul; morally repulsive. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Antoine Krueger)
  • Ghetto girl, loud, obnoxious, causing chaos and often trashy. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Hailie Finley)
  • Adj. A term used to describe someone who is 1. dirtynasty 2. a whore 3. HELL in a ghetto 4. annoying 5. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Leland Howe)
  • There are two meanings to the term “ratchet”. It is an adjective that describes someone, typically a woman or activity who is out-of-control, often dirty, ghetto and unattractive. It is used as a verb or direct object, “do the ratchet …”,” to describe or identify the dance movement craze of the Ratchet. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Chatterbox)
  • Adjective. A person or an activity which is generally, outrageous, uncontrollable, gritty and unapologetically soantonym. bourgeois. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Hadassah Charles)
  • Use by stupid women to describe other nasty, ugly women. It is used to refer to a tool. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Fernando Díaz)