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racket1

rack·et1

racket1

pronunciation:
rae kiht
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: loud, confused noise; tumult; din.
synonyms:
clangor, commotion, din, hubbub, noise, tumult, uproar
similar words:
clamor, crash
definition 2: (sometimes pl.) illegal activities, such as extortion and fraud, carried out by an organized group of people, or an organization directing such activities.
synonyms:
mob
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: racketed, racketing, rackets
definition: to make a lot of noise.
synonyms:
clatter
similar words:
clamor, clang, noise, rattle
Word History
Racket comes from an early French word that means "palm of hand." In the 1300s, people played a an early form of tennis called raket, in which players hit the ball with the palm of the hand.