What does ghetto mean?

Definitions for ghetto
ˈgɛt oʊghet·to

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ghettonoun

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

    "the Warsaw ghetto"

  2. ghettonoun

    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. ghettonoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Ghettonoun

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. ghettonoun

    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. ghettonoun

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

  3. ghettonoun

    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. ghettoadjective

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

  5. ghettoadjective

    Of low quality; cheap; shabby.

  6. Etymology: From (dialect), ghèto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ghettonoun

    the Jews'quarter in an Italian town or city

  2. 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. 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 your head up in ya motivated ways only one life to live; so Homie get paid. -MillYentei

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    R.E.G.G.A.E = means redefining ghetto genius anywhere everywhere or anytime everytime.

  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. 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.

  5. Ash Fulk:

    For me, I like bringing lamb out to tailgates, i think lamb grills out fast, it's delicious and it's a little different than your classic tailgate items. Skirt steak is also one of my personal favorites. You marinate it, throw it in a Ziploc bag, total ghetto style, and it cooks real fast.

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