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nounEnglish Regional, London
A blunder, mistake.
no object With adverb or adverbial phrase: to move unsteadily; to lurch.
1950s; earliest use found in Frank Norman (1930–1980). Origin unknown. Perhaps from rickety; perhaps compare also earlier rick. Alternatively perhaps shortened from ricochet<br>early 19th century. Probably a back-formation from rickety.
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