Main definitions of ricket in English

: ricket1ricket2

ricket1

Pronunciation /ˈrɪkɪt/

noun

dialect British
  • A blunder, mistake.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Frank Norman (1930–1980). Origin unknown. Perhaps from rickety; perhaps compare also earlier rick. Alternatively perhaps shortened from ricochet.

Main definitions of ricket in English

: ricket1ricket2

ricket2

Pronunciation /ˈrɪkɪt/

verb

  • With adverb or adverbial phrase: to move unsteadily; to lurch.

Origin

Early 19th century. Probably a back-formation from rickety.