Definition of ricket in US English:

ricket

noun

English Regional, London
  • A blunder, mistake.

verb

  • no object With adverb or adverbial phrase: to move unsteadily; to lurch.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

ricket

/ˈrɪkɪt/