[ noun ] a loud and disturbing noise
Used in print(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
I could n't make_out what his racket was .
[ noun ] (law) an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
He was also at this time , although not so interwoven in high politics and the rackets as Torrio and Capone , the most powerful and most dangerous mob leader in the Chicago underworld , the roughneck king .
[ verb ] make loud and annoying noises
[ verb ] celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
"The members of the wedding party made merry all night" "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
[ noun ] (sport) a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games