- of or having rickets
- weak in the joints; tottering
- liable to collapse or break down because weak or unsteady
- Likely to break or fall apart; shaky.
- Feeble with age; infirm.
- Of, having, or resembling rickets.
Origin of ricketyFrom rickets
(comparative ricketier, superlative ricketiest)
- Of an object: not strong or sturdy, as because of poor construction or upkeep; not safe or secure; giddy; shaky.
- He hesitated about climbing such a small, rickety ladder.
- Of a person: feeble in the joints; tottering.
- The rickety old man hardly managed to climb the stairs.
- Affected with or suffering from rickets.