racket
I. noun or racquet Etymology: Middle French raquette, ultimately from Medieval Latin rasceta wrist, carpus, modification of Arabic rusgh wrist Date: circa 1520 1. a lightweight implement that consists of a netting (as of nylon) stretched in a usually oval open frame with a handle attached and that is used for striking the ball or shuttlecock in various games (as tennis, racquets, or badminton) 2. usually racquets plural but singular in construction a game for two or four players with ball and racket on a 4-walled court II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1565 1. confused clattering noise ; clamor 2. a. social whirl or excitement b. the strain of exciting or trying experiences 3. a. a fraudulent scheme, enterprise, or activity b. a usually illegitimate enterprise made workable by bribery or intimidation c. an easy and lucrative means of livelihood d. slang occupation, business III. intransitive verb Date: 1609 1. to engage in active social life 2. to move with or make a racket

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  • racket — [ rakɛt ] n. m. • 1930; mot angl. amér. ♦ Anglic. Extorsion d argent par chantage, intimidation ou terreur. ⇒ rançonnement. Gang qui se livre au racket. Par ext. Racket scolaire, entre enfants, pour obtenir de l argent, des vêtements... ⊗ HOM.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • racket — rack‧et [ˈrækt] noun [countable] COMMERCE a dishonest or illegal way of obtaining money: • He had used his position to set up a cocaine racket. racket in • a racket in stolen goods exˈtortion ˌracket a situation in which criminals get money …   Financial and business terms

  • Racket — Sn Tennisschläger per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. racket.    Ebenso nndl. racket, ne. racket, nfrz. raquette, nschw. racket, nnorw. racket. Das englische Wort könnte aus frz. raquette f. Handfläche stammen, das über… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Racket — steht für: einen Schläger im Sport wie zum Beispiel einen Tennis , Badminton oder Squashschläger in den USA bandenmäßig betriebene illegale Geschäfte, siehe Racketeering eine Programmiersprache (früher bekannt als PLT Scheme), siehe Racket… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Racket — may mean: * Racquet, a sports implement * Racket (crime), a systematised element of organized crime * Racquets (sport), a ball game * Racket (film) (1997) * Racket: a 19th C. variation on the Waltz * a loud, unwanted sound (slang)ee also* Rackett …   Wikipedia

  • racket — RÁCKET s.n. (Liv.) Stoarcere de bani prin intimidare şi violenţă; extorsiune. [pron. rá chet. / < engl., fr. racket]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  RACKET RÁ CHET/ s. n. stoarcere de bani prin intimidare şi violenţă;… …   Dicționar Român

  • Racket — Rack et (r[a^]k [e^]t), n. [F. raquette; cf. Sp. raqueta, It. racchetta, which is perhaps for retichetta, and fr. L. rete a net (cf. {Reticule}); or perh. from the Arabic; cf. Ar. r[=a]ha the palm of the hand (used at first to strike the ball),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Racket — Rack et, n. 1. A scheme, dodge, trick, or the like; something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, or the like; also, such occurrence considered as an ordeal; as, to work a racket; to stand upon the racket. [Slang] [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • racket — for playing tennis [16] and racket ‘noise’ [16] are unrelated words. The former was borrowed from French raquette, which originally meant ‘palm of the hand’. This goes back via Italian racchetta to Arabic rāhat, a variant of rāha ‘palm of the… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • racket — for playing tennis [16] and racket ‘noise’ [16] are unrelated words. The former was borrowed from French raquette, which originally meant ‘palm of the hand’. This goes back via Italian racchetta to Arabic rāhat, a variant of rāha ‘palm of the… …   Word origins

  • Racket — Rack et, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Racketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Racketing}.] 1. To make a confused noise or racket. [1913 Webster] 2. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic. Sterne. [1913 Webster] 3. To carouse or engage in dissipation. [Slang] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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