- an occupation, livelihood, or business.
- an easy or profitable source of livelihood.
verb (used without object)
Origin of racket1
SYNONYMS FOR racket
Can be confusedracket racquet
Definition for racket (2 of 2)
Origin of racket2
Related formsrack·et·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for racket
For all who do believe this, the very existence of Israel is a sort of fraud or a racket.
Across the street, in a chinaberry tree, a gang of sparrows are making a racket.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They marched through the neighborhood, everybody running outside to see what the racket was all about.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I was four months old or so, my older sister was making a racket when I was sleeping.
“Conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich,” declares Joe Scarborough on MSNBC.Why the Fiscal Cliff Is Causing a Nervous Breakdown on the Right|Howard Kurtz|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He accompanied, or rather added to the racket, by a series of "hooh-hoohs!"Camp-fire and Wigwam|Edward Sylvester Ellis
Polly's a dub at tennis, of course, uses her racket like a snow-shovel, but she's not such a worse little flirt.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
Fortunately none of the others had been awakened by the racket, but Harriets heart was beating rapidly.The Meadow-Brook Girls Across Country|Janet Aldridge
They lie low and let their paid underlings stand the racket if it happens to come along.The Riddle of the Frozen Flame|Mary E. Hanshew
The side of the racket where the woven gut appears is called "rough," and the other side "smooth."Outdoor Sports and Games|Claude H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for racket (1 of 2)
- a medieval woodwind instrument of deep bass pitch
- a reed stop on an organ of deep bass pitch