simply, a kickass way of life.
I went to KC Chicken in my ghetto car and ate some ghetto chicken while wearing my ghetto clothes and my ghetto shoes because thats just the way I am: GHETTO
by NDCLCheerios July 20, 2010
a punk ass word remade by nigger in the hood who think they tough but they all whack ass wanksters.
yo nigga, yo ass is mad ghetto
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by tatomuck1 October 11, 2009
1. Where black people grow up
I live in the shit ghetto.
by Yourskankyassmoma September 20, 2009
Ghetto is derived from parents naming their children something like "Dolly"
You can walk through the ghetto and know peoples names without asking them:

*Dolly
*Tonio
*Lafonda
*Tyrisha
*Quamisha
*Fofisha
*Bobisha
*Kanisha
*Kryshel
by Drock;; May 12, 2009
something that is bad, not cool
ugh, that class was so ghetto
by HollyHumpsAlot July 11, 2008
south Central Los Angeles
west and south Chicago
Compton
Detroit
Flint, MI
Gary, IN
Philadelphia
Washington, DC
Baltimore
Harlem
Miami
New Orleans
Houston
south Phoenix
Oakland, CA
El Paso
Camden, NJ
Newark
Providence, RI
Buffalo, NY
Cleveland
Cincinnati
St. Louis

in other words, BLACK
Ghetto is the black equivalent of whitetrash.
by krock1dk August 04, 2007
noun - Section of the city occupied by a legaly, socially, or economically oppressed group of people.

Adjective - a decription of a noun or verb showing neglect or carelessness.

adverb - descriptive modification of an action or behavior
n. - I'm trying to get out of the ghetto. (See also Detroit)
adj. - dat hooptie is straight ghetto (see older model honda civic, toyota corolla, or any american based vehicle)
adv. - dat fool be actin ghetto crazy when he be having his 3rd fourty (see Mel Gibson)
by Stephen Deluca August 14, 2006

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