What does rickety mean?

Definitions for rickety
ˈrɪk ɪ tirick·ety

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rickety.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rickety, shaky, wobbly, wonky(adj)

    inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

    "a rickety table"; "a wobbly chair with shaky legs"; "the ladder felt a little wobbly"; "the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky"

  2. rickety, rachitic(adj)

    affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets

    "rickety limbs and joints"; "a rachitic patient"

  3. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"


  1. rickety(Adjective)

    Of an object: not strong or sturdy, as because of poor construction or upkeep; not safe or secure; giddy; shaky.

    He hesitated about climbing such a small, rickety ladder.

  2. rickety(Adjective)

    Of a person: feeble in the joints; tottering.

    The rickety old man hardly managed to climb the stairs.

  3. rickety(Adjective)

    Affected with or suffering from rickets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rickety(adj)

    affected with rickets

  2. Rickety(adj)

    feeble in the joints; imperfect; weak; shaky

How to pronounce rickety?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say rickety in sign language?

  1. rickety


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rickety in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rickety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of rickety in a Sentence

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.

Images & Illustrations of rickety

  1. ricketyricketyricketyricketyrickety

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for rickety

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • wackelig, rachitisch, gebrechlichGerman
  • ξεχαρβαλωμένος, σαθρός, ετοιμόρροπος, ραχιτικόςGreek
  • raquíticoSpanish
  • hutera, kuppainen, riisitautinen, haurasFinnish
  • rachitique, boiteux, chambranlant, délabréFrench
  • rachitik, delambreHaitian Creole
  • rachitico, traballanteItalian
  • gebrekkig, gammel, wankel, rachitischDutch
  • ветхий, трясущийся, рахитичныйRussian
  • skrangligSwedish
  • 搖搖晃晃Chinese

Get even more translations for rickety »


Find a translation for the rickety definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these rickety definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"rickety." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Feb. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/rickety>.

Are we missing a good definition for rickety? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for rickety:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.