What does ghetto mean?

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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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How to say ghetto in sign language?

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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. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    R.E.G.G.A.E = MEANS REDEFINING GHETTO GENIUS ANYWHERE EVERYWHERE OR ANYTIME EVERYTIME.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Music rap beat: The creak of a door wao wao wao. Wao Wao Tum Tum Tum Wao WaoThe smashing sword of feelings cuts the emptiness of reality that feels the powerlessness of the fighter against fate 2. Music rap beat: Tuk tchak tututu tchak tutu tchak tututu tchak tutu tchak tchak tchak tutu tchak.Memory is a palace of photographs and in each room you can watch a video of memories, this palace is on fire, and new photos fly out of your head that rebuild a new castle. 3. Music rap beat: empty drum sound and beat rhythm house here tuka tu dum tuk tutu tuka house. Fake laughter as a simulated orgasm of optimism. 4. Music: Bowl Sound: woo-woo-beat rhythm: Tu-Ta-Ta-Tu-Tu-Doom Remembering, fears, desires, mysterious entities, all of them are in your hotel subconscious where you are just a doorman. 5. Compass of awareness in the hands of the one who is eating in the elevator of consciousness, awareness in the very top. On the higher floors, they will understand that they have not yet grown to logic, and where logic breaks down and the highest level of thinking begins: infinite love. 6. Thinking is life, the death of thinking and philosophy gives birth to a new form of life in a new dimension of thinking. 7. Instincts are fear, therefore we are still part of the animal world, because of fear we live in a cultural ghetto. Intuition is the courage of conscience in the heart. 8. Love is when it is pleasant to dream and think about your beloved person and to receive sincere pleasure taking care of him. 9. A philosopher is a whirling six-barreled machine gun firing thoughts, ideas into people's souls and bullets never end; a slight evil smile of awareness comes from them; everyone realizes the evil joke of reality. 10. Periodically, the light of the stairs illuminates the corridors of the staircases, everything changes and is illuminated by a beacon of good luck for our lives. 11. Insanely laughing psycheFrom disappointment, the soul cannot stop laughing with a frightening uncontrolled laugh, between fear and uncontrolled angry laughter. The smiling, insanely laughing psyche growls and tears to pieces from the high-voltage psychic tension that gives birth to truth, from a smile the philosophy of the psyche breaks into two parts of the duality of the world. A huge smile is visible in the broken mirror of the psyche, and only sometimes the image of a person is reflected in them as a reflection of conscience. 12. Everyone hurries to their graves. 13. Instincts are terrible toys of the subconscious, there is a toy world that is developed at the expense of all lived lives, they call to have fun at the expense of oneself. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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