racket

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹækɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ækɪt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English raket. Possibly cognate with Middle French rachette, requette (palm of the hand). Possibly from Arabic رَاحَةْ اَلْيَد(rāḥat al-yad, palm of the hand),[1] although this is doubtful.[2] Instead, the term is more likely to be derived from Dutch raketsen, from Middle French rachasser (to strike (the ball) back).[3]

Noun[edit]

racket (plural rackets)

  1. (countable, sports) 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.
    Synonyms: bat, paddle, racquet
  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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Verb[edit]

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.
    • 1658, John Hewytt, Nine Select Sermons
      Poor man [is] racketed from one temptation to another.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Attested since the 1500s, of unclear origin; possibly a metathesis of the dialectal term rattick (rattle).[4]

Noun[edit]

racket (plural rackets)

  1. A loud noise.
    Synonyms: din, noise, ruckus
    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.
    • 1935, Smedley Butler, War is a Racket, pp. 1 & 7:
      War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives... Of course, it isn't put that crudely in war time. It is dressed into speeches about patriotism, love of country, and "we must all put our shoulders to the wheel," but the profits... skyrocket—and are safely pocketed.
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift, p. 408:
      In six decades he had spotted all the rackets, smelled all the rats, and he was tired of being the absolute and sick master and boss of the inner self.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:deception
    They had quite a racket devised to relieve customers of their money.
  3. (dated, slang) A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
  4. (dated, slang) Something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, etc. or as an ordeal.
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Verb[edit]

racket (third-person singular simple present rackets, present participle racketing, simple past and past participle racketed)

  1. (intransitive) To make a clattering noise.
  2. (intransitive, dated) To be dissipated; to carouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Heritage Dictionary, Racket; https://www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=racket
  2. ^ Gillmeister, Heiner (1998) Tennis : A Cultural History, Washington Square, N.Y.: New York University Press, →ISBN, pages 5
  3. ^ Gillmeister, Heiner (1998) Tennis : A Cultural History, Washington Square, N.Y.: New York University Press, →ISBN, pages 123
  4. ^ racket” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English racket.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rac‧ket

Noun[edit]

racket n (plural rackets, diminutive racketje n)

  1. racket (sports implement)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English racket.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

racket m (plural rackets)

  1. racketeering
  2. racket, extortion

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English racket.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

racket m (invariable)

  1. racketeering
  2. racket, extortion

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ racket in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَاحَة(rāḥa, palm of the hand), via French raquette, and English racket

Noun[edit]

racket m (definite singular racketen, indefinite plural racketer, definite plural racketene)

  1. (sports) a racket or racquet
  2. (table tennis) a bat, or paddle (US)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَاحَة(rāḥa, palm of the hand), via French raquette, and English racket

Noun[edit]

racket m (definite singular racketen, indefinite plural racketar, definite plural racketane)

  1. (sports) a racket or racquet
  2. (table tennis) a bat, or paddle (US)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French racket.

Noun[edit]

racket m (plural rackeți)

  1. racketeer

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