racket Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “racket” in the English Dictionary

"racket" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈræk.ɪt/

racket noun (SPORT)

A2 [C] (also racquet) an ​object used for ​hitting the ​ball in ​varioussports, consisting of a ​netfixedtightly to a round ​frame with a ​longhandle: a ​tennis/​squash/​badminton racket
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racket noun (NOISE)

C2 [S] informal an ​unpleasantloudcontinuousnoise: They were making such a racket ​outside that I couldn't get to ​sleep.

racket noun (CRIME)

[C usually singular] informal a ​dishonest or ​illegalactivity that makes ​money: They were ​jailed for running a ​protection/​prostitution racket.
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[C usually singular] disapproving a way of making a ​largeunfairprofit: Phone ​chatlines are a ​real racket.
(Definition of racket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"racket" in American English

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 us   /ˈræk·ɪt/

racket noun (SPORTS)

[C] (also racquet) an ​object consisting of a ​netfixedtightly to an ​ovalframe with a ​longhandle, used in ​varioussports for ​hitting a ​ball: a ​tennis/​squash racket

racket noun (NOISE)

[U] infml a ​loud, ​annoyingnoise: Who’s making such a racket?

racket noun (ILLEGAL ACTIVITY)

[C] infml a ​dishonest or ​illegalactivity that makes ​money
(Definition of racket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"racket" in Business English

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racketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrækɪt/
an ​illegal or dishonest way of making ​money: He is ​alleged to have taken ​part in a racket involving ​bogusbrokers who ​fleeced hundreds of ​investors in the US. a drugs racket
(Definition of racket from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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