ghetto

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgɛtəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgɛtoʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(getō)


Inflections of 'ghetto' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
ghettos
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
ghettoes
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
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ghetto

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. trying to [get out of, escape] the ghetto
  2. am from the ghetto
  3. grew up in the ghetto
  4. lives in a ghetto
  5. is like living in a ghetto
  6. the inner-city ghetto
  7. [crime, murders, gangs] in the ghetto
  8. [music, style, culture] from the ghetto
  9. ghetto fabulous
  10. the [Jewish] ghetto
  11. has become a (secure) [luxurious, gay] ghetto
n as adj
  1. slang, offensive: ghetto [girls, booty]
  2. slang, offensive: used to have a ghetto blaster
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