Racket meaning

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Racket is defined as a loud noisy sound, or an act of illegally obtaining money.

An example of a racket is the sound of a restaurant server dropping a tray of plates on the ground and all of them breaking.

An example of a racket is fraud or bootlegging.

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A loud distressing noise.
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A dishonest or fraudulent business or practice.
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An illegal moneymaking activity, especially one controlled by organized crime.
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A business or occupation.
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To make or move with a loud distressing noise.
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To lead an active social life.
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A noisy confusion; loud and confused talk or activity; uproar.
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A period of lively, exciting social life or revelry.
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A scheme for or the practice of obtaining money illegally, esp. one involving fraud or extortion.
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Any dishonest scheme or practice.
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An easy, profitable source of livelihood.
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Any business, profession, or occupation.
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To make a racket; take part in a noisy activity.
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To lead a boisterous social life; revel.
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To ramble or travel in a casual, reckless way, as in search of excitement.
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A light bat for tennis, badminton, etc., with a network of catgut, silk, nylon, etc., in an oval or round frame attached to a handle.
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A snowshoe.
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The paddle used in table tennis.
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The game of racquets.
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(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.
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(Canada) A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
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A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
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To strike with, or as if with, a racket.
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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?

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A fraud or swindle; an illegal scheme for profit.

They had quite a racket devised to relieve customers of their money.

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(dated, slang) A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
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The definition of a racket is a lightweight device with a handle and an oval frame with interwoven strings used for hitting a ball in tennis or a birdie in badminton.

An example of a racket is what badminton players use for hitting the birdie back and forth over the net.

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A device consisting of an oval or circular frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
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A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
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A snowshoe.
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An easy, profitable means of livelihood.
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Origin of racket

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."