• A fraud or swindle; an illegal scheme for profit.

    "They had quite a racket devised to relieve customers of their money."

  • (countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  • A loud noise.

    "What's all this racket?"

  • (dated, slang) Something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, etc. or as an ordeal.
  • A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
  • A loud noise.

    "With all the racket they're making, I can't hear myself think!"

  • (dated, slang) A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
  • (Canada) A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
  • A loud noise.

    "Power tools work quickly, but they sure make a racket."


  • To strike with, or as if with, a racket.

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