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ratchet1

adjective; zero derivation
Run-down, thrown-together, ghetto.
 
When asked, the speaker described it as something like “when you duct tape the bumper on because you can’t get to the mechanic.” In this instance the word was referring to a situation, the way we were cooking with what we could find, and presenting it as something polished. An alternative word that could have been used in this context would be “sketch.”
Etymology : The origin of the word is likely to be from a Louisiana dance, and may also be an alteration of the word wretched. The Root refers to this as a folk etymology and insists on the dance (origin in Shreveport, LA),
Source : “This is so ratchet” (peer in conversation at Rice, 11-28-2017) www.theroot.com www.urbandictionary.com www.etymonline.com
Last modified: 4 December 2017


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