- Word History
|part of speech:
||a loud, confusing noise.
The bus driver told us to stop making such a racket.
- commotion, din, hubbub, uproar
- similar words:
- clamor, crash
||(sometimes plural) dishonest activities by a group of people whose aim is to cheat others of their money.
||clatter, commotion, gang, intrigue, noise, outcry, uproar
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.