HyperDic: ghetto

English > 3 senses of the word ghetto:
NOUNlocationghettoformerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
stateghettoany segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping
locationghettoa poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
ghetto > pronunciation
Soundsgeh'tow
Rhymesalto ... Yamamoto: 70 rhymes with tow...
English > ghetto: 3 senses > noun 1, location
Meaningformerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live.
Example"the Warsaw ghetto"
BroaderquarterA district of a city having some distinguishing character
Spanishgueto
Catalangueto
Verbsghettoizeput in a ghetto
English > ghetto: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAny segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping.
Examples
  • "the relative security of the gay ghetto"
  • "no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool"
BroaderlifeA characteristic state or mode of living
English > ghetto: 3 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions.
Broadercity districtA district of a town or city
Spanishaljama, gueto, judería
Catalancall, gueto, jueria

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