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Ratchet [3]

adjective Novel Formation
Ratchet can have multiple meanings, all with varying degrees of negative connotations. Ratchet can mean trashy, gross, or disheveled. It could also mean something that is out of order, something below one’s standards.
 
Wow, your Foosball table is super ratchet.
Etymology : Ratchet comes from an LL Cool J song titled Ratchet. The word is supposed to emulate the ghetto. LL Cool J uses the word as a kind of nonspecific insult and it has gone through broadening to be a more wide ranging insult.
Source : A friend (11/2015)
Last modified: 7 December 2015


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