Ghetto - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡetoʊ|  American pronunciation of the word ghetto
Brit.  |ˈɡɛtəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word ghetto

noun

- formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live

the Warsaw ghetto

- any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping

the relative security of the gay ghetto
no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool

- a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions

Examples

He grew up in the ghetto.

She was born in a Polish ghetto.

the relative security of the gay ghetto

no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool

The movie shows the stark realities of life in the ghetto.

the novel about ghetto life was true to life

Word forms

noun
singular: ghetto
plural: ghettoes or ghettos
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