Ghetto urban dictionary

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1) A run down area of any town or city, but most often used in terms of the inner city. Any area with low or non-existent property value. May or may not refer to a high-crime area, but often does.

2) Anything that is jury rigged, broken in some way, or otherwise of generally poor quality. Refers to the frequency at which poverty-stricken people must improvise to survive on low income.

1) Pine Manor is a ghetto so full of drug dealers and other criminals, that it is often nicknamed "Crime Manor."

2) The students called their portable classroom "ghetto" because one of the windows is broken, the walls are covered with mold and ancient spitwads, the desks are falling apart, and the whiteboard has a number of inexplicable dents in it.

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When someone is to be described as "ghetto" - it is used to describe that persons STATE OF MIND. "Ghetto" can be both a noun and an adjective. So, in this case, it is used as an adjective where white and Asian people can be just as "ghetto" as black people. Normally, this results from the poor living and upbringing conditions. "Ghetto" is a derogatory term used towards individuals who lack the standards of manners and ethics.

For some reason, "ghetto" is normally directed towards black individuals. However, it is believed and has been proven that other individuals of a different color can and have acted just as poorly.

"Ghetto" is NOT black or being black. "Ghetto" is how an individual looks at the world and acts accordingly to the "ghetto" belief. "Ghetto" is how one presents themselves in how they dress, act, and speak that acquires itself from the poor conditionings of a "ghetto" (ref. ghetto-.noun) up-bringing.

That girl/boy is ghetto.

Why is she/he so ghetto?

That ghetto bit*h needs to chill.

That ghetto bit*h needs to chill with all that ghETto tYpE.

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1. (n.) an impoverished, neglected, or otherwise disadvantaged residential area of a city, usually troubled by a disproportionately large amount of crime
2. (adj.) urban; of or relating to (inner) city life
3. (adj.) poor; of or relating to the poor life
4. (adj.) jury-rigged, improvised, or home-made (usually with extremely cheap or sub-standard components), yet still deserving of an odd sense of respect from ghetto dwellers and non-ghetto dwellers alike

1. John's paranoia about triple-checking whether or not he's locked his car doors comes from his growing up in the ghetto
2. "Why you always be talkin' ghetto? Get yo'self a propa' e-ju-ma-kay-shun, kid!"
3. Jane hid her head in embarrasment as her mom shamelessly committed the ghetto act of stuffing the restaurant's bread rolls, sugar packets, and silverware in her purse
4. "A TV Guide duct-taped to a 4 foot stick?! That's one hella ghetto 'mote control!"

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1) Yelling at your boo in the middle of the street
2) Using the walkie-talkie feature on your cell to discuss personal drama in order to save minutes
3) Dressing for work like you are going to the club
4) Wearing house slippers outside the house
5) Taking pride in being broke
6) Flashing money you don't have instead of making your money last.
7) Having a new ride with large chrome rims but don't have a job.
8) Wearing your same clothes 5 days in a row but keeping them clean and pressed.
9) Running from the cops for no reseaon just to see if they can catch you
This list could be pages long

ghetto is also know as hood rich.

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noun,pluralghet·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 pressures or economic hardships.

(formerly, in most European countries) a section of a city in which all Jews were required to live.

any mode of living, working, etc., that results from stereotyping or biased treatment: job ghettos for women; ghettos for the elderly.

adjective

pertaining to or characteristic of life in a ghetto or the people who live there: ghetto culture.

Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive. noting something that is considered to be unrefined, low-class, cheap, or inferior: Her furniture is so ghetto!

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Origin of ghetto

First recorded in –15; from Italian, originally the name of an island near Venice where Jews were forced to reside in the 16th century, from Venetian dialect: literally, “foundry for artillery” (giving the island its name); futher origin uncertain

historical usage of ghetto

In Italian, ghetto “the quarter of a city where Jews were obliged to live,” dates from when the Venetians set aside an area for Jewish settlement, shut off from the rest of the city and provided with Christian watchmen. The etymology of ghetto is obscure, but several authorities derive it from Venetian dialect ghèto “(iron) foundry” (there was one at the site of the Jewish quarter).
In English, ghetto in its original meaning dates from the early 17th century. By the late 19th century, ghetto had extended its meaning to “a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group.” Israel Zangwill’s novel Children of the Ghetto (published in ) is about the life and experiences of East European Jewish children in the East End of London.

Words nearby ghetto

Ghent, Gheorghiu, Gheorghiu-Dej, gherao, gherkin, ghetto, ghetto blaster, ghetto-fabulous, ghettoize, ghettos, Ghibelline

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How to use ghetto in a sentence

  • The San Francisco Chronicle documented a man in the Bay Area worrying that affordable housing might turn his area into a “ghetto.”

    Homeownership can bring out the worst in you|Jerusalem Demsas|July 30, |Vox

  • Relegated to low-class jobs and living in crowded ethnic ghettos, the Irish were portrayed as undesirable immigrants with less-than-average intelligence, who were prone to criminality.

    Every American needs to take a history of Mexico class|Gabriela Laveaga|July 22, |Washington Post

  • Sophie, as a teen, was imprisoned in the Vilna ghetto from to

    Duxbury High’s antisemitism scandal is more evidence that parents need to do better. Here’s how.|Linda K. Wertheimer|April 8, |Washington Post

  • In , FBI Deputy Associate Director James Adams testified before the Senate that the bureau had three times as many “ghetto informants” as confidential sources within the Klan — as good an index as any of the agency's priorities.

    While Hollywood looked for perfect villains, they were hiding in plain sight|Ann Hornaday|January 15, |Washington Post

  • An equal pay for work of equal value clause insulates women from the wage inequity inherent in pink ghetto jobs, or jobs that are underpaid by virtue of being predominantly female.

    American capitalism needs equal-pay legislation. Canada is showing us how to make it work|matthewheimer|October 12, |Fortune

  • Neither was there a return to the loyal but small ghetto of Charter

    How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution|Michael Zantovsky|December 6, |DAILY BEAST

  • Although, I think all those ghetto/goth kids are doing something with Melissa Burns; all the weirdo kids.

    Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig|Marlow Stern|August 24, |DAILY BEAST

  • What about the ghetto residents who exhibit “mainstream” values on working, education, and child-rearing?

    How Much Does 'Culture' Matter for 'Inner-City' Poverty?|Jamelle Bouie|March 20, |DAILY BEAST

  • His father was executed in by a German gendarme after attempting to smuggle a packet of saccharine into the Ghetto.

    The Week in Death: Irving Milchberg, the Teenage Gunrunner of the Warsaw Ghetto|The Telegraph|March 1, |DAILY BEAST

  • Yet Three Crosses Square was something of a haven from the horrors of war and the nearby ghetto.

    The Week in Death: Irving Milchberg, the Teenage Gunrunner of the Warsaw Ghetto|The Telegraph|March 1, |DAILY BEAST

  • For, in truth, the exterior appearance and the entrance-chambers are the worst part of the Ghetto dwellings.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science|Various

  • But the name of the Old Jewry reminds us of the ghetto which was an important part of old London.

    Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill

  • To this roaming, hunting, exploring, adventurous breed what greater contrast is there than the denizens of the Ghetto?

    The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross

  • Hence it has been suggested Judaicam became Italian Giudeica and thence became corrupted into ghetto.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8|Various

  • They belong among the best Ghetto stories that have been written in New York, and they display undoubted talent.

    The History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century|Leo Wiener

British Dictionary definitions for ghetto


nounplural-tosor-toes

sociola densely populated slum area of a city inhabited by a socially and economically deprived minority

an area in a European city in which Jews were formerly required to live

a group or class of people that is segregated in some way

Word Origin for ghetto

C from Italian, perhaps shortened from borghetto, diminutive of borgo settlement outside a walled city; or from the Venetian ghetto the medieval iron-founding district, largely inhabited by Jews

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plural ghettos also ghettoes

1: a quarter of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live

2: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure

3a: an isolated groupa geriatric ghetto

b: a situation that resembles a ghetto especially in conferring inferior status or limiting opportunitythe pink-collar ghetto

often disparaging

: of, relating to, being, or characteristic of a ghetto (see ghettoentry 1 sense 2) or the people who live thereghetto youth/musicghetto neighborhoodsFeatures that, according to [El] Jones, are often shamed and seen as "ugly, ghetto, or unprofessional" when on Black people, but suddenly become desirable and attractive when on a white person. — CBC Kids NewsAnd lest anyone think graffiti itself is dead … the memorial walls are the latest outburst and refinement of ghetto art springing up in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and beyond.— David Gonzalez… the many social and cultural factors that went into the creation of a permanent class of ghetto poor, unable to move into the mainstream.— Jonathan Alter

ghettoed; ghettoing; ghettos

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Ghetto

What Is a Ghetto?

The term ghetto refers to a neighborhood characterized by low property values and relatively little public or private investment. It is a slang term that is generally considered an offensive stereotype because ghettos have historically been inhabited by racial minorities. Ghettos may also often be characterized by income inequality, high unemployment, inadequate municipal services, and high drop-out rates from schools. Neighborhoods that are classified as ghettos may be underpopulated with abandoned homes or they may be densely populated with large families living in small spaces.

Key Takeaways

  • A ghetto is an offensive term for a neighborhood with low property values and relatively little public or private investment.
  • These areas are characterized by income and economic inequality, and very little development.
  • Neighborhoods tend to be racially segregated in the United States as a result of a history of redlining, mortgage lending discrimination, and Jim Crow laws.
  • Renewal policies and gentrification have rapidly changed low-income neighborhoods.
  • Urban renewal programs and policies are controversial for their effect of displacing minority and low-income residents.

Understanding Ghettos

The word ghetto is a derogatory term used to describe communities in certain neighborhoods. As mentioned above, these areas are generally characterized by a lack of resources, little development, and a high concentration of racial minorities, among others. Real estate values in these communities are generally much lower than in other parts of the same city, as properties tend to be outdated and run down. Some of the homes and establishments in these areas may even be abandoned.

Areas that are considered ghettos in the United States statistically tend to be racially segregated. This reflects a history of segregation in the country as well as a history of inequality when it comes to access to income, wealth, property rights, and other resources.

Many of these neighborhoods lack adequate resources, good schools, and may even be heavily policed. Literacy and poverty rates tend to be fairly high while the level of education in many underdeveloped neighborhoods remains low when compared to other larger areas. Residents in these neighborhoods are also subject to predatory financial practices, such as mortgage lending discrimination and redlining.

Areas of extreme poverty are defined by the U.S. Census as neighborhoods where 40% or more of the population earn low incomes. Some people identify these neighborhoods as ghettos by their physical characteristics, such as large numbers of poorly maintained buildings and lots.

Special Considerations

Many neighborhoods that were once considered ghettos have seen major changes through what is referred to as urban renewal policies, shifting racial demographics, or gentrification. Large investments come to these areas because of local or state policy, generally from private entities.

Governments create policies to entice real estate developers to purchase multiple properties in these areas. Companies often build new homes and commercial spaces, taking advantage of incentives, such as lucrative tax breaks and loose zoning laws. Changes often come quickly, drawing in new residents and businesses and pushing out those who can no longer afford to live and do business there.

These urban renewal policies remain a controversial topic. That's because they have been known to displace minority and low-income residents who generally struggle to find affordable housing in a market with increasingly high property values, not to mention small businesses that operate in these areas. Critics suggest policies should address and help shape the economic and social dynamics that led to the ghettoization of these neighborhoods.

Although some of these areas have gone through the process of gentrification, others may still show signs of inequality.

Investing in affordable housing can be both a business and an investment strategy.

History of Ghettos

The term ghetto comes from 13th century Europe. Cities in Spain, Germany, Italy, and Portugal sought to segregate Jewish populations into one area upon the suggestion of Pope Pius V during this period. In 14th century Venice, Italy, Jews settled into an area of an old iron foundry, otherwise known as a ghetto. The term also has roots in the Greek word ghetonia (which means neighborhood) or the Italian borghetto (which means small neighborhood).

Jim Crow laws and income inequality contributed to the creation of many low-income, minority neighborhoods in the United States. Some were formed after the Civil War, while others were created in the late 20th century.

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Urban dictionary ghetto

Building on the previous entry, in an urban American United States) context, "the ghetto" refers to areas, neighborhoods, wards, or districts of a city where, due to often racist and/or discriminatory municipal planning policy, certain groups have been intentionally confined and isolated because of their race or ethnicity.
The U.S. example of "the ghetto" is compelling because like the Jewish example cited in the previous entry from which the term originates, the racially homogenous African American ghetto neighborhood was created largely by racist land developers and planning policymakers who bowed to the whims of cruel prejudice named under the facade of "market forces."
In layman's terms, here's how it breaks down: African Americans move from the South en mass in the Depression years to Northern cities (Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, etc); White people don't like having to share their living space with people with more melanin in their skin. So they enact municipal policy to establish racially and ethnically homogenous neighborhoods; when school bussing comes around in the 60's trying to integrate the races, whites simply abandon the central city and move out to the good ol' sprawling suburbia; what you end up with is entire core city neighborhoods that are entirely African American and their tax base is too low to provide decent services, and we sit back in our lawn chairs in suburbia and wonder why they rap about "the ghetto" and about "hustlin" and about "keeping it real" Keeping this in mind, "the ghetto" to African Americans seems to imply not just a location or domicile, but a racial solidarity unified in place in fierce opposition to the racial injustices that placed them there in the first place

So to those of you who are insensitive to African American culture, hopefully this little lesson on the racist policy behind creating "the ghetto" will inspire you to look upon hip-hop culture with a bit more benevolence and sensitivity.

So when someone says "Yo, we from the ghetto," it implies a separate culture and a separate frame of mind, which ties in nicely to keepin it real

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im tired of ppl thinkn that the ghetto is the same as "the hood" because most ppl are uneducated, the have no idea wat thereal definition isa "ghetto"goes back to times of the holocost, when the jews wer put in2 a secluded section of a city or town. A ghetto consists of 1 race..and only that one race resides there, except for a couple of other ppl..lets put it this way..a majority of this certain area is 1 racethat is a ghetto, not a hardcore hood'get it right.

Black guy#1 - yeah i livein the ghetto.

Black guy#2 - me too. most of my family lives there. i feel comfortable because most, if not all, of the people in my town are black, and only black.

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1) A run down area of any town or city, but most often used in terms of the inner city. Any area with low or non-existent property value. May or may not refer to a high-crime area, but often does.

2) Anything that is jury rigged, broken in some way, or otherwise of generally poor quality. Refers to the frequency at which poverty-stricken people must improvise to survive on low income.

1) Pine Manor is a ghetto so full of drug dealers and other criminals, that it is often nicknamed "Crime Manor."

2) The students called their portable classroom "ghetto" because one of the windows is broken, the walls are covered with mold and ancient spitwads, the desks are falling apart, and the whiteboard has a number of inexplicable dents in it.

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Can be spelt ghetto.
1) An extremely twisted slang used by the so called "ghetto" people. Originates from the times where blacks were enslaved and began this type of language. They were poor and so are people in a ghetto, thus the link.
2) a type of people who use twisted slang and hang out in packs.
3) awesome, amazing, cool

1) Fo shizzle mah nizzle, gimme a holla da day afta da next!
2) My friends and I are so ghetto.
3) Dude, I love your watch! It's so ghetto!

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Can be spelt ghetto.
1) An extremely twisted slang used by the so called "ghetto" people. Originates from the times where blacks were enslaved and began this type of language. They were poor and so are people in a ghetto, thus the link.
2) a type of people who use twisted slang and hang out in packs.
3) awesome, amazing, cool
4) A place where the unwanted are sent, usually in times of war.

1) Fo shizzle mah nizzle, gimme a holla da day afta da next!
2) My friends and I are so ghetto.
3) Dude, I love your watch! It's so ghetto!
4) During Hitler's terrible reign, the Jewish were put into ghettos to be cruelly killed one by one.

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