From Italian (Venetian dialect), ''ghÃ¨to "foundry".
- The district in a city where Jews were compelled to confine themselves.
#:The Jews of Venice were confined to the ghÃ¨to, in what is now the Arsenale district
- An economically depressed urban district predominently inhabited by members of one ethnic or religious group.
#:Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville are often cited as African-American ghettos.
#:South New Orleans is often thought of as a Black Ghetto.
- A district where members of one ethnic, religious, or cultural group are congregated, usually voluntarily.
#:The Castro district of San Francisco is a gay ghetto.
#:Beverley Hills is the ghetto of the glitterati.
ghetto blaster, ghettoblaster
ghettoise - ghettoize
Dutch: ghetto n
German: Getto n, Ghetto n
Polish: getto n
Italian: ghetto m
Portuguese: gueto n (from ghetto<sub>1,3</sub>)
:::favela n (from ghetto<sub>2</sub>)
- of or related to a ghetto or to ghettos in general
- slang informal of low quality; cheap; shabby
#: My apartment's so ghetto, the rats and cockroaches filed a complaint with the city!
#: I like to drive ghetto cars, if they break down you can just abandon them and pick up a new one!
ghetto n (plural: ghetto's, diminutive: ghettootje)