Definitions for Ghettoˈgɛt oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghetto(noun)

    formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live

    "the Warsaw ghetto"

  2. ghetto(noun)

    any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping

    "the relative security of the gay ghetto"; "no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool"

  3. ghetto(noun)

    a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions

GCIDE

  1. Ghetto(n.)

    By extension: Any section of a town inhabited predominantly by members of a specific ethnic, national or racial group, such segregation usually arising from social or economic pressure. The term is commonly applied to areas in cities having a high concentration of low-income African-Americans.

  2. Origin: [It.]

Wiktionary

  1. ghetto(Noun)

    The district in a city where Jews were compelled to confine themselves.

    The Jews of Venice were confined to the ghu00E8to, in what is now the Arsenale district

  2. ghetto(Noun)

    A district where members of an ethnic, religious or cultural minority are congregated, usually voluntarily.

  3. ghetto(Noun)

    An economically depressed urban district predominantly inhabited by members of one ethnic or religious group.

    Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville are often cited as African-American ghettos in New York City.

  4. ghetto(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a ghetto or to ghettos in general.

  5. ghetto(Adjective)

    Of low quality; cheap; shabby.

  6. Origin: From ( dialect), ghèto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ghetto(noun)

    the Jews'quarter in an Italian town or city

  2. Origin: [It.]

Freebase

  1. Ghetto

    A ghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure. The term was originally used in Venice to describe the part of a city to which Jews were restricted and segregated.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ghetto

    get′ō, n. the Jews' quarter in Italian cities, to which they used to be strictly confined. [It.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ghetto

    an Italian word applied to the quarters set apart in Italian cities for the Jews, and to which in former times they were restricted; the term is now applied to the Jews' quarters in any city.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ghetto in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ghetto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    While a lot of focus is on policing, development is the answer, there are more jobs to be had in the ghetto than there are people.

  2. Joseph Pometto:

    speak ghetto. It's unfortunate that this environment was created in a 911 call center, because it made it difficult for these women to take 911 calls and that in itself is a public safety risk in my opinion.

  3. Abu Hurriya:

    I don't justify it because I don't think you can justify it, but at the end of the day I understand how they can get to that point. They're young and vulnerable. It's the same way that a kid in the ghetto joins a gang.

  4. South African artist William Kentridge:

    The Tiber is a river swollen with glory and pain. On one side the fortune of the popes, on the other the suffering of the Jewish Ghetto. Above ... a pulsating, splendid city; below, under the bridges, the desperation of the homeless.

  5. Eldridge Cleaver:

    The Twist was a guided missile, launched from the ghetto into the very heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion, and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.

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