making or causing a racket; noisy.
fond of excitement or dissipation.
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How to use rackety in a sentence
A rackety chorus of crickets and frogs forms the nightly soundtrack to Bermudian life.
A harem's a bo'd'n-house, I reck'n. Mos' likely dey has rackety times in de nussery.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He has been a rackety one, and I fear he is not much better now.
What had possessed him to give his card to a rackety young fellow, who went about with a thing like that?The Forsyte Saga, Volume III. | John Galsworthy
A rackety four-horse van, barring accidents, made the journey and returned every day.
Seem like this room's awful rackety, the fire a-poppin' an' tumblin', an' me breathin' like a porpoise.Sonny, A Christmas Guest | Ruth McEnery Stuart
British Dictionary definitions for rackety
noisy, rowdy, or boisterous
socially lively and, sometimes, mildly dissolute: a rackety life
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