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  • Rackety — Rack et*y (r[a^]k [e^]t*[y^]), a. Making a tumultuous noise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rackety — index disorderly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rackety — [rak′ə tē] adj. 1. making a racket; very noisy 2. characterized by revelry or boisterousness 3. lacking restraint, caution, etc.; intemperate, reckless, irresponsible, etc …   English World dictionary

  • rackety — rack|et|y [ rækəti ] adjective INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED noisy and usually not in good condition: his rackety old car …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rackety — adjective informal making a lot of noise: a rackety old typewriter …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rackety — UK [ˈrækətɪ] / US adjective informal old fashioned noisy and usually not in good condition his rackety old car …   English dictionary

  • rackety — /ˈrækəti/ (say rakuhtee) adjective 1. making or causing a racket; noisy: *The car, a rackety vehicle of venerable years, arrived. –blanche d alpuget, 1981. 2. fond of excitement or dissipation. {racket1 + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rackety — Ⅰ. racket [1] (also racquet) ► NOUN ▪ a bat with a round or oval frame strung with catgut or nylon, used especially in tennis, badminton, and squash. ORIGIN French raquette, from an Arabic word meaning palm of the hand . Ⅱ. racket [2] ► NO …   English terms dictionary

  • rackety — adjective Date: 1773 1. noisy 2. rowdy 3. rickety …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rackety — /rak i tee/, adj. 1. making or causing a racket; noisy. 2. fond of excitement or dissipation. [1765 75; RACKET1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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