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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
Something very cheap and low-quality, or something you could have easily bought for a small sum of money, but opted to make it yourself with low-quality parts.
My lawn mower is so ghetto, oil comes OUT of the carburator!
by Softco May 25, 2005
something that is bad or a rough area. usually related to crime
bob: sum rude boys stole ma fone blud
jim:naa blud dat is ghetto

that estate is ghetto
by Pat Mycock May 13, 2005
Expensive long painted toenails, frequently acrylic and/or airbrushed. Worn by people who could not possibly have jobs because they could never wear any shoes other than flip flops.
Damn, those ghet-toes are fancy! Did you trade your food stamps for those?
by faeriefirefly November 10, 2010
adj. referring to a cheaper version of something
ghetto milk- adding milk to the last bit to make it last longer
ghetto wallet- a ziploc bag with money in it
ghetto i pod- a CD player or even better, a walkman
by veggiebeef October 30, 2008
1. A section of a city in which a large population of a minority is confined to a small space, usually due to economic status. Many residents of these areas are less financially stable than other areas.

2. Of or pertaining to "the ghetto"
The state is trying to increase educational fudins to the ghettos
by Anthomanic August 22, 2006
Used as an adjective to describe a person.
1. A person who lives in a ghetto.
2. A person who claims to have lived in the ghetto.
3. A mother who has 2 or more baby's daddy.
4. A father who has 2 or more baby's momma.
5. A person who buys something that he/she cannot afford. A true ghetto person would do this repeatedly.
6. A person who has gold/silver/platinum teeth
7. A person whos car's rims cost more than the car. (see spinners, Rims that keep spinning every time you stop)
A ghetto person would buy a cell phone and can't pay the bill and the phone gets cut off.
Man thats ghetto, he got spinners on a hupty!
by DJ JD April 12, 2006
Adjective:1.something that is poorly made or maintained
2.doing something that is lazy or not maintaining something
1.your Cd player has dents in it. It's so ghetto

2.George Fixed his shoes with Ducktape. He's so Ghetto.
by Lucas Penny September 04, 2005

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