racket


1rack·et

noun \ˈra-kət\

Definition of RACKET

1
:  a lightweight implement that consists of a netting (as of nylon) stretched in a usually oval open frame with a handle attached and that is used for striking the ball or shuttlecock in various games (as tennis, racquets, or badminton)
2
usually racquets plural but sing in constr :  a game for two or four players with ball and racket on a 4-walled court

Variants of RACKET

rack·et or rac·quet \ˈra-kət\

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Origin of RACKET

Middle French raquette, ultimately from Medieval Latin rasceta wrist, carpus, modification of Arabic rusgh wrist
First Known Use: circa 1520

Rhymes with RACKET

2racket

noun

Definition of RACKET

1
:  confused clattering noise :  clamor
2
a :  social whirl or excitement
b :  the strain of exciting or trying experiences
3
a :  a fraudulent scheme, enterprise, or activity
b :  a usually illegitimate enterprise made workable by bribery or intimidation
c :  an easy and lucrative means of livelihood
d slang :  occupation, business

Origin of RACKET

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1565

Rhymes with RACKET

3racket

verb

Definition of RACKET

intransitive verb
1
:  to engage in active social life
2
:  to move with or make a racket

First Known Use of RACKET

1609

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