from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually poor section of a city inhabited primarily by people of the same race, religion, or social background, often because of discrimination.
- n. An often walled quarter in a European city to which Jews were restricted beginning in the Middle Ages.
- n. Something that resembles the restriction or isolation of a city ghetto: "trapped in ethnic or pink-collar managerial job ghettoes” ( Diane Weathers).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.)
- n. An (often impoverished) area of a city inhabited predominantly by members of a specific nationality, ethnicity, or race.
- n. An area in which people who are distinguished by sharing something other than ethnicity concentrate or are concentrated.
- adj. Of or relating to a ghetto or to ghettos in general.
- adj. Of low quality; cheap; shabby, crude.
- adj. Characteristic of the style, speech, or behavior of residents of a predominantly black or other ghetto in the United States.
- adj. Having been raised in a ghetto in the United States.
- v. To confine (a specified group of people) to a ghetto.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A quarter of a city where Jews live in greatest numbers.
- n. Any section of a town inhabited predominantly by members of a specific ethnic, national or racial group, such segregation usually arising from social or economic pressure. The term is commonly applied to areas in cities having a high concentration of low-income African-Americans.
- n. Any isolated group of people.
- n. Any group isolated by external pressures, with an implication of inferiority.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quarter in certain Italian towns in which Jews were formerly compelled to live exclusively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
- n. a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
- n. any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping
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Waldo Jaquith - Gingrich: The language of the ghetto is a secret.
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