a run down poor side of town or when something is jerry-rigged and looks like it was made in ahalf-assed fashion.
1. That side of town is a ghetto.
2. Replacing a broken window with a trashbag and ducttape is ghetto.
by DennisIsEvil October 15, 2005
A gangbanger; of anyone that owns marc ecko shoes/clothing, wears tons of trashy gold jewelry, uses annoying pointless chatspeak all the time(dis, da, lik, wit, lyf, etc.), usually deals drugs, and blasts their horrendous rap/hiphop music to deafen the ears of normal civilians
Person 1: Yo chek out dees nu eko shoos!! I fukin devot my lyfe to dem

Person 2: Sorry, I dont talk to ghettos -_-
by Shaden363636 July 09, 2010
A word commonly used by a white person who believes that they are, or want to be, black. Is pronounced with a hard "G", such as in "great", followed by the suffix "hetto", spoken as if it is separate from the G. A person who describes themself as G-hetto can often be found:
*thinking that they can rap
*acting black
*being generally abnormal
*trying to be cool while wearing a turtleneck.

Usually a G-hetto person is not very popular and is shunned as a social outcast. A G-hetto person may also call themselves "G". Interchangeable with "white"
"He is so G-hetto, thinking he's cool."
by HÆrdcøre February 26, 2010
A term used by mainly white people to describe something as poor or of bad personal taste.
white girl: Those pants are soooo totally ghetto.
by umlikewhatever May 16, 2009
Dirty run down neiborhood.
Also A place where posers say they are from for a multitude of reasons. 1 To sound cool. 2 To sound hard. 3 A reason to wear baggy clothes. ETC.
Guy: "hey whats up"
Poser: "Nothin jus trippin in da ghetto"
Guy: "Really what you doing there"
Poser: o nuttin much jus walkin around and kickin it ya kno?"
Guy: Not really that sounds a bit scary..."
Poser: Na this is where i from i aint SCURD!!!!
by Timmy Spurgeon September 21, 2007
Compton, California
Damn it was hard gangbangin in the ghetto of Compton today, got to feed the family though.
by Sly Angel August 13, 2006
I) A social, cultural isolation placed upon a minority group. As a derogatory term is mostly used to indicate a neglected, poor and filthy neighborhood, usually crime infested, in a city.

II) The word “Ghetto” is an Italian word that derives from the Venetian (from Venezia) word “Ghèto” (pronounced “get-oh”) which in turn comes from the Italian word “Getto” (pronounced “Je`t-toh” literally translated “Thrown” or “Poured”) from the verb “Gettare”. The term “Ghèto” was used to indicate a small island near Venice which had a “foundry” (the act of pouring liquid metals into a container or form is called in Venetian dialect “Ghèto” still used today when you go to see the glass pouring techniques). Around the XIV-XV Century this island was given to the Jews, of Venezia and surrounding areas, to keep them separated from the aristocracy and general inhabitant of Venezia. In time they all moved and concentrated in this island, either they were money changers or commoners. The Island never took the name “Ghèto” but in time the word changed to “Ghetto” to differentiate the term from both “Getto” and “Ghèto” and to the Italians and surrounding nations the new term indicated where the Jews were “poured or thrown to” or in a nicer term, where they lived in; the word took international footing during WWII when Germans, long time occupiers of Venezia, familiar with this term, used it to indicate first where Jews or Gypsies lived and subsequently were they were kept or concentrated.

III) It also took a different meaning when associated with words such as “golden” (Ghetto Dorato) to indicate where rich and affluent people lived. Today it has still the same meaning indicating an area where people are isolated culturally and socially but it is mostly used in a derogatory way.
don't go there it is a ghetto full of tugs and prostitutes
by Uberrimus May 31, 2006
n. Student neighborhood in the University of Dayton.
I'm going to go get plastered in the ghetto tonight.
by tekk June 26, 2005

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