There are 2 definitions of racket in English:

racket1

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Pronunciation: /ˈrakɪt
 
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(also racquet)

noun

  • 1A bat with a round or oval frame strung with catgut, nylon, etc., used especially in tennis, badminton, and squash: a squash racket
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    • Anyway, I can't just go to some tennis court with my racquet and balls, I need someone to play with and that's why I need a club.
    • Unlike, say, a tennis racket or cricket bat, a snooker cue is thought irreplaceable by its owner.
    • He looks down at his tennis racquet, examining his strings.
  • 1.1chiefly North American A snowshoe resembling a racket.

Origin

early 16th century: from French raquette (see rackets).

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There are 2 definitions of racket in English:

racket2

Line breaks: racket
Pronunciation: /ˈrakɪt
 
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noun

  • 2 informal An illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money: a protection racket
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    • The army, on the other hand, is notorious for its protection rackets and other illegal activities in the province.
    • He warned in certain parts of the country it has created the risk of illegal protection rackets growing up.
    • Smuggling, bribery, protection rackets and the rise of criminal mafias are some of the common symptoms of rigidly controlled economies.
    Synonyms
    criminal activity, illegal scheme/enterprise, fraud, fraudulent scheme, swindle, bit of sharp practice
    informal game, scam, rip-off
    British informal ramp
    North American informal shakedown
  • 2.1A person’s line of business or way of life: I’m in the insurance racket
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    • Initial conversation gives you the impression that this kid's just too nice to make it in the music business, this racket will chew him up and spit him out.
    • It's a strange business, this journalism racket.
    • You had better have a darn good reason for any involvement in the casualty insurance racket.

verb (rackets, racketing, racketed)

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  • 1Make or move with a loud unpleasant noise: trains racketed by
  • 2 (racket about/around) Enjoy oneself socially; go in pursuit of pleasure or entertainment: she should settle down to raise a family instead of racketing about the world enjoying herself
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    • That seems to have changed recently: there are hordes of them now, racketing around having a laugh and nipping off on expensive holidays and spa weekends.
    • And I was racketing around spiritually, trying to find answers.
    • Most parents tend to freak out with one or two children racketing around the place during the holidays.

Derivatives

rackety

adjective
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  • He made no apologies for his rackety lifestyle, his liking for louche and even sleazy companions, his lavish consumption of cigars, brandy and champagne.
  • Trains have the personality, the tension, the romance of all travel - of waiting-rooms and tea-rooms and the music of the rackety lurch.
  • Bletchley was quite inspiring: a lovely old manor house surrounded by some rackety and decrepit WWII-era huts, with some brick buildings as well.

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps imitative of clattering.

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