[PLURAL GHET·TOS, GHET·TOES.]
a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships.
(formerly, in most European countries) a section of a city in which all Jews were required to live.
a section predominantly inhabited by Jews.
any mode of living, working, etc., that results from stereotyping or biased treatment: job ghettos for women; ghettos for the elderly.
pertaining to or characteristic of life in a ghetto or the people who live there: ghetto culture.
For other uses of the word "ghetto", see Ghetto (disambiguation). .... A commonly
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Define ghetto: a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live
usually ... the word ghetto is used frequently without any reference to its history.
Apr 27, 2014 ... The original root language of "ghetto" is unknown. ... But whatever the root
language, the word's original meaning was clear: "the quarter in a ...
Top Definition. ghetto. 1. (n.) an impoverished, neglected, or otherwise
disadvantaged residential area of a city, usually troubled by a disproportionately
Mar 4, 2009 ... Linguists, historians, journalists, and well-meaning amateurs have offered
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Ghetto means a crowded poor part of a city lived in by a specific ethnic group.
The word is powerful, often associated with a rich cultural heritage or a sense of ...
A usually poor section of a city inhabited primarily by people of the same race,
religion, or social background, often because of discrimination. 2. An often walled
May 20, 2013 ... Some argue it originates from gettare, meaning pouring or casting metal ... The
first known written mention of the word ghetto was uncovered by ...
A part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group.... Meaning,
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