Associations to the word «Ghetto»


GHETTO, noun. An (often walled) area of a city in which Jews are concentrated by force and law. (Used particularly of areas in medieval Italy and in Nazi-controlled Europe.)
GHETTO, noun. An (often impoverished) area of a city inhabited predominantly by members of a specific nationality, ethnicity, or race.
GHETTO, noun. An area in which people who are distinguished by sharing something other than ethnicity concentrate or are concentrated.
GHETTO, adjective. Of or relating to a ghetto or to ghettos in general.
GHETTO, adjective. (slang) (informal) Unseemly and indecorous or of low quality; cheap; shabby, crude.
GHETTO, adjective. (US) (informal) Characteristic of the style, speech, or behavior of residents of a predominantly black or other ghetto in the United States.
GHETTO, adjective. Having been raised in a ghetto in the United States.
GHETTO, verb. To confine (a specified group of people) to a ghetto.
GHETTO BIRD, noun. (slang) (US) (African American Vernacular English) (idiomatic) A police helicopter, specifically in the context of patrolling or searching impoverished, high-crime urban areas (the ghetto).
GHETTO BIRDS, noun. Plural of ghetto bird
GHETTO BLASTER, noun. A portable stereo system capable of playing music (from several sources) at a relatively high volume; a boom box.
GHETTO BLASTERS, noun. Plural of ghetto blaster
GHETTO BOOTY, noun. (slang) large buttocks of a woman
GHETTO FABULOUS, adjective. (rare) (African American Vernacular English slang) Authentic, keeping it real.
GHETTO FABULOUS, adjective. (slang) Wealthy, but of ghetto roots and ethic.
GHETTO FENCE, noun. A barrier intended to keep one group (usually against their will) separate from another.
GHETTO HOUSE, noun. (music) a style of house music from Chicago, featuring drum machines and sometimes sexually explicit lyrics
GHETTO LOTTERY, noun. (idiomatic) (figurative) (US) a financial windfall obtainable by a poor person

Dictionary definition

GHETTO, noun. Formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live; "the Warsaw ghetto".
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".
GHETTO, noun. A poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions.

Wise words

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