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1.
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
 
57.
somethin that suburban white kids think all black ppl are. they also confuse it with gangsta all the time.
Diyon: ayyo my nigga dwayne lets go shoot hoops man

Garrett the white kid: holy moly! hes so ghetto!
by billups1 July 04, 2011
 
58.
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
 
59.
adjective.

substandard & undesirable (like an impoverished and unmaintained neighborhood).
I'm not accepting that cause it's ghetto.
by daddybearluvsyou March 03, 2010
 
60.
1) to talk with only slang terms and inproper english

2) now more commonly a state of being, without pride or dignity.
1) did you talk to their child? he's so ghetto.

2) you went to private school, stop trying to be so ghetto.
by jamcracker26 February 16, 2010
 
61.
A state of mind in which people believe that being poor and armed adds to their social status.
Holly is very ghetto.
by Eli,b February 03, 2010
 
62.
(noun, Ghetto; adjective, Ghetto; verb, Ghettoed) a way to describe something that in most cases cannot be described.
yo that donkey wearing a ball-cap is ghetto.

my new solar-powered flash light is ghetto.
by dr. titcock. December 13, 2009
 
63.
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