1. (n.) an impoverished, neglected, or otherwise disadvantaged residential area of a city, usually troubled by a disproportionately large amount of crime
2. (adj.) urban; of or relating to (inner) city life
3. (adj.) poor; of or relating to the poor life
4. (adj.) jury-rigged, improvised, or home-made (usually with extremely cheap or sub-standard components), yet still deserving of an odd sense of respect from ghetto dwellers and non-ghetto dwellers alike
1. John's paranoia about triple-checking whether or not he's locked his car doors comes from his growing up in the ghetto
2. "Why you always be talkin' ghetto? Get yo'self a propa' e-ju-ma-kay-shun, kid!"
3. Jane hid her head in embarrasment as her mom shamelessly committed the ghetto act of stuffing the restaurant's bread rolls, sugar packets, and silverware in her purse
4. "A TV Guide duct-taped to a 4 foot stick?! That's one hella ghetto 'mote control!"
by k1 October 12, 2001
A place to avoid, infestation of population. Run down area. Property value = 0. Rapidly increasing among once nice areas.
Son, this was once a nice area but it is now unfortunately turned into the "ghetto"
by En Cee April 24, 2003
Miss someone's remotes, wearing socks with sandels, and the library
That thing is really ghetto
by No namer April 26, 2007
Ghetto is just about 60-70% of American's homes and cars. It's either the door must be opened a certain way or the muffler fell off when you put a low profile set of rims on your Geo Metro. Your house could be smaller than your garage or be in a bad part of town.

Mainly if any of these 5 things apply to you.
1. You rims and or sound system are worth more than your car.
2. You live in the projects.
3. You hear a drive by more than you hear yourself think.
4. If cops have ever raided your house just to double-check.
5. If you owned a gun before you got into middle school.
1: Dude the cops just raided my houes.
2: What, WTF for?
1: They wanted to make sure I had all my weed smoked.
2: Oh yea I hate that shit
1: We need to get out of this ghetto
by American_Redneck January 05, 2006
wearing PJs in public places
wearing PJ pants to South of the Border may elicit comments from the gold-toothed employees such as, "girl, you is ghetto."
by Kimmee April 12, 2007
wearing PJs in public places
wearing PJ pants to South of the Border may elicit comments from the employees such as, "girl, you is ghetto."
by Kimmee March 20, 2007
part of a city where black gangster people live. also known as the hood.
white people don't wanna go to the ghetto becuase their scared of black people.
by ray3524612761 November 24, 2005
Anything that is sub-par to Oakville's upper bugeois standards. (Unless referencing a booty/boo-tay).
Mississauga is Oakville's bastard child ghetto, since there is no true 'Oakville Ghetto'.
by peepthat March 25, 2006

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