What does ghetto mean?

Definitions for ghetto
ˈgɛt oʊghet·to

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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.

    Etymology: [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

    Etymology: From ( dialect), ghèto.

  2. ghetto(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From ( dialect), ghèto.

  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.

    Etymology: From ( dialect), ghèto.

  4. ghetto(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From ( dialect), ghèto.

  5. ghetto(Adjective)

    Of low quality; cheap; shabby.

    Etymology: From ( dialect), ghèto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ghetto(noun)

    the Jews'quarter in an Italian town or city

    Etymology: [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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. ghetto

    A ghetto is where Jews were forced to live during the Holocaust. Then, it became the slang title for where many black people were (indirectly) forced to live.

  2. ghetto

    Being ghetto is acting like or possessing the qualities of someone that lived a ghetto fabulous life.

  3. ghetto

    To describe something of low or poor quality."Yo this TV is mad ghetto!"

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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

Examples of ghetto in a Sentence

  1. Abu Hurriya:

    I can put myself in their shoes because I was once in them, 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Deshawn Yeldell:

    Life is like a blind date;— wait; can my “ghetto-brothers” relate? Keep your faith cause enemies talk be hard to translate, time can never be late so homie Keep ya head up in ya motivated ways only one life to live;— so Homie get paid. -MillYentei

  4. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c)(p) M.O.M.S.= MOTHERS OF MURDERED SONS. WHEN I WROTE THIS IN MY BOOK-(C)-2000- PROFILES IN COURAGE OF GHETTO MOTHERS- ISBN # 1584700416- IT WAS DONE WITH THAT PASSION WITHIN ME FOR MY PEOPLE, AND THE LOVE I HAVE AND SEEN FROM THOSE WHO ARE POOR. I HAVE SEEN MANY LIVES GONE ASTRAY BECAUSE OF POVERTY AND THE WAYS IT FORCES SOME OF US TO LIVE- HOMELESS-IN PRISONS- DRUG DEPENDENT- LOSING ONE'S SENSE OF PURPOSE- LOSING ONE'S LIFE. MY LIFE'S WORK SO FAR, IS SPENT IN HELPING OTHERS NOT TO LOSE THEIR WAY. THIS IS WHY I ALSO CREATED MY REGGAE TO HEAL THE NATIONS.

  5. Jamela Dunbar:

    Money and power is the biggest rat race in our nation today. It is the root of every evil, to gain more control over the poor to keep them in castration. In these modern times, money and power rules. Starting from the top to the bottom, of the hierarchy. Both coming from old money and new money. The split between being born rich with a silver spoon in your mouth, or being born poor living in Ghetto. Or the unforeseen fortune of the poor moving from rags to riches. To eat from the same rich man's plate.”

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