"Zetto" was the name of the quartier of the east europe jews (the venetian native jews can live where they wished)and means nothing, just a name for a place.
The east europe jews cannot spell the letter "z" and calling it "ghetto".

1400: Yankele:"I am an jew immigrant from Polland , can I rent a house here?"
Bepin: "no, you must go in the zetto : third channel on the right."
Yankele"what?"
Bepi"Zetto, Zetto, the third channel on the right and youll'find the quartier. Then ask to the rabbis"
Yankele" Shit ! I cannot spell this..ketto, ghetto..ach!"
by Affuso October 15, 2006
Another word for the "slums". It is used generally in references to a dangerous place.
John: Where are you goin this weekend?
James: I'm off to the ghetto to smoke cones.
John: Oh, just dont get stabbed
by squeek little bitch April 05, 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
Something rich kids say they live in, when in reality they actually live in 2 story mansions with a pool
Oh yeah man I'm totally ghetto, yesterday I called my dad a nigga
by Thatreallygayguy November 24, 2013
Very long toenails, artificial or real, that are highly decorated and require only ever being able to wear flip-flops or sandals. Usually only seen on trashy women who don't work, as they do not allow for the use of proper workplace footwear.
"Damn, did you see the ghettoes on that ho? She could catch a fish with those talons and take it home to feed her young."
by Firelfypixiedust May 18, 2013
A description that non-black people use for black people who are, at the time, doing anything gross, undesirable, obnoxious, loud, dressing trashy or giving unnecessary attitude - a description inherent to black people from the ghetto.
Jennifer usually looks really classy but tonight she just looked straight up ghetto.
by campnewyork July 05, 2011
The word dat them whites use ta describe da blacks nd talkin like dem.
Gurl 1: Guuurrrrrrrrlllllllll ahm ghetto!
Gurl 2: Lmao yhuu knoee itt.
by SlimmShadyyBiiiiiichh. April 26, 2011
adjective.

substandard & undesirable (like an impoverished and unmaintained neighborhood).
I'm not accepting that cause it's ghetto.
by daddybearluvsyou March 03, 2010
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