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 the ...
Apr 27, 2014 ... The word "ghetto" is an etymological mystery. Is it from the Hebrew get, or bill of
divorce? From the Venetian ghèto, or foundry? From the ...
Mar 4, 2009 ... Since the first ghetto was built in Venice, we should first look for the word's origin
in some Italian, preferably the Venetian, dialect. If this attempt ...
Define ghetto: a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live
usually in ... Origin and Etymology of ghetto ... Get Word of the Day daily email!
May 13, 2011 ... The term “ghetto” dates back to describing the neighborhoods to which Jewish
Europeans were confined. More recently, it's been used in the ...
May 20, 2013 ... In a 2009 column for The Oxford Etymologist entitled “Why Don't We Know the
Origin of the Word Ghetto?” linguist Anatoly Liberman speculates ...
1610s, "part of a city in which Jews are compelled to live," especially in Italy, from
Italian ghetto "part of a city to which Jews are restricted," of unknown origin.
Ghetto definition, a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, ...
Examples; Word Origin ... job ghettos for women; ghettos for the elderly. adjective
Apr 15, 2016 ... That is the experience Mitchell Duneier relates in his new book Ghetto: The
Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea, when it comes to ...
The history of ghettos provides an exemplar of the effects and implications of
differential treatment of minority groups in society. The term ghetto has been ...