racket

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English raket

Noun[edit]

racket (plural rackets)

  1. (countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  2. (Canada) A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
  3. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
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racket (third-person singular simple present rackets, present participle racketing, simple past and past participle racketed)

  1. To strike with, or as if with, a racket.
    • Hewyt
      Poor man [is] racketed from one temptation to another.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from the Scottish Gaelic "bataireachd" which is defined alternatively as "1.Cudgelling. 2 Idleness. 3 Lounging. 4 Making a rattling noise." according to Dwelly, 1910. Dwelly uses this phrase in defining "bataireachd" - "Is ann ort a tha a' bhataireachd! what a noise you are making!" The word "bhataireachd" sounds anglophonically like "vat a racket." Derived from Irish raic ard, loud disturbance.

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racket (plural rackets)

  1. A loud noise.
    Power tools work quickly, but they sure make a racket.
    With all the racket they're making, I can't hear myself think!
    What's all this racket?
  2. A fraud or swindle; an illegal scheme for profit.
    They had quite a racket devised to relieve customers of their money.
  3. (dated, slang) A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English

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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rac‧ket

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racket n (plural rackets, diminutive racketje n)

  1. racket (sports implement)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English racket.

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racket m (plural rackets)

  1. racketeering
  2. racket, extortion

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Italian[edit]

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English

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racket m (invariable)

  1. racketeering
  2. racket, extortion

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