Top Definition
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
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
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
An improperly, overused word that most teenagers and young adults use to describe something that is old, run down, or dirty. The correct defintion is: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure
Teenagers say "ghetto" all the time and they have no idea what the word really means. New York city is a place that had many "ghettos" in the early part of the 20th century.
by dar4652 May 21, 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
1. A ghetto is a section of a city predominantly occupied by a group who live there, especially because of social, economic, or legal issues. The term was originally used in Venice to describe the area where Jews were compelled to live.

2. Now A days Ghetto is used to describe many things that are poorly made or poor looking.
Tom: We are going to the ghetto.
Joe: The Ghetto? What's That?

Tom: It's the place where all the poor, uneducated people live.

or

Kim: OMG that girl looks so Ghetto!
Sally: I know look at her Purple hair, that is so Ghetto!
Kim: And look at her fake Gucci Purse, only Ghetto people carry those!
by JimmyBrackett January 25, 2012
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

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