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adjective rick·ety \ˈri-kə-tē\

Definition of rickety

  1. 1 :  affected with rickets

  2. 2 a :  lacking stability or firmness :  shaky 2a <a rickety coalition> b :  in unsound physical condition <rickety veterans> <rickety stairs>

1683

First Known Use of rickety

1683


RICKETY Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective rick·ety \ˈri-kə-tē\

Definition of rickety for English Language Learners

  • : not strong or stable and likely to break


RICKETY Defined for Kids

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adjective rick·ety \ˈri-kə-tē\

Definition of rickety for Students

  1. :  in poor condition and likely to break <Just below them, hugging the shore, rose a village of thatched huts, with a small, rickety pier, boats on the sand, and nets spread for mending. — Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat>


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adjective rick·ety \ˈrik-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of rickety

  1. :  affected with rickets :  rachitic


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