What EXACTLY is a “Ratchet?”
There is a LOT of controversy around the new use of the term “ratchet” so first allow me to disambiguate what is ACTUALLY IS to the rest of the intelligent world then I will delve into the colloquialism… let’s go!
Dictionary.com and Wikipedia say
3. any thing extremely ghetto/hood that is unfavorable/socially unacceptable in most circles
4. a woman who dresses or behaves in a juvenile fashion
5. all of the above but add an element of uncleanliness
ex. “dude, her zebra jeggings are ratchet as hell!”
ex. “She’s 45 and still rockin leopard stretch pants? Yeah, shes double ratchet!”
and in case you think “that’s just an odd camera angle”
Jesus take the wheel indeed! The second most major fail here is them blurring her face when her other pic (above) is all OVER the internet unblurred… but alas… you all need MORE examples of ratchet… so here goes….
now I know what y’all are thinking… but no there is NO relation to the character “Robbie” from dinosaurs…
hmm one more ratchet example for y’all…
Even text messages can be ratchet…
it’s her way of thinking that I hate, Hell we have all done laundry but thinking of your children as just some free labor so you can be lazy pisses me off… A LOT…
others have heard people using the term “ratchet” in place of “wretched”… when that happens you have full permission to slap the offender, untill then this is a term NOW being used out of context but to be honest it amuses me so I personally will allow it… till next time friends.