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 original root language of "ghetto" is unknown. ... But whatever the root
language, the word's original meaning was clear: "the quarter in a ...
Define ghetto: a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live
usually in poor ... Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Examples: ...
Ghetto definition, a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area,
inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often
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
various conjectures on the rise of the word ghetto, none of which has ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
The word ghetto means slag, from the Latin word gettare, to pour or to cast. This
Italian word was first used by the Venetians, who forced Jews to live behind ...