American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To set apart in or as if in a ghetto; isolate.
- v. To make into or similar to a ghetto: "He left a city ghettoized and strangled by highways and the auto” ( New York).
- v. transitive To put someone in a ghetto, or to isolate as if in a ghetto.
- v. transitive To make a place into a ghetto, or to add the characteristics of a ghetto.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to form into a ghetto; to isolate (people) as though into a ghetto.
- v. put in a ghetto
“Where do you get the term ghettoize as you use it above?”
“The expats who don't reset their clock and don't learn more than a little bit of tourist Spanish, automatically "ghettoize" themselves.”
“Zarcero, The expats who don't reset their clock and don't learn more than a little bit of tourist Spanish, automatically "ghettoize" themselves.”
“The expats in San Miguel, like Mexicans who move to the U.S., often voluntarily "ghettoize" themselves by looking for the familiar.”
“But Rich strings these all together and concludes that they prove a grand plot by the Clintons to "ghettoize" Obama.”
“Immigrants have always tended to voluntarily "ghettoize" themselves.”
“Having a self-published section will "ghettoize" these books but it may possibly draw attention to them.”
“Despite the still struggling economy and reluctance by many LGBT travelers to "ghettoize”
“+ porn sites think it would be easier for the government to "ghettoize" them.”
“Almost since conception, the NC-17 rating has been 'illegitimate', not the 'for truly adult films' rating that it was intended, but another way to ghettoize adult films in the same way that the X was ghettoized due to its association with pornography.”
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