Definition of rickety-rackety in English:

rickety-rackety

(also ricketty-racketty)

adjective

informal
  • Ramshackle; unsteady, shaky.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Reduplication (with vowel variation) of rickety.

Pronunciation

rickety-rackety

/ˌrɪkɪtɪˈrakɪti/