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a run down poor side of town or when something is jerry-rigged and looks like it was made in ahalf-assed fashion.
1. That side of town is a ghetto.
2. Replacing a broken window with a trashbag and ducttape is ghetto.
by DennisIsEvil October 15, 2005
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A section of a city to which an entire ethnic or economically depressed group is is restricted; as by poverty or social pressure.
Ghetto can be broken down into three ideoms; Social (isolated) Economical (industrial) and Legal (having to go aganst authoritied in order to make ends meet
by Ashlee May 01, 2003
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This is an {URBAN} dictionary, so I reject that others try to force literal, mainstream definitions of slang on the words defined here. With that said, ghetto is not just a place where Jews were segregated in the past, it is also a way of thinking and behavior evolved from living in a physical ghetto. BECAUSE there are so many listings with ghetto linked to them, it is a FACT that people associate ghetto with not just a blighted area, but also a condition, an association with people, objects, and behavior not considered 'acceptable,' or 'proper' by mainstream society.
John lives in the ghetto.

Man, why you gotta be actin all ghetto?

That hoopty is straight up ghetto.

by destardi June 17, 2006
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1)Area in which the nazis contained the jews prior to being taken to concentration camps (this definition is rarely used in daily discussion)
2)Poor area of town with public housing, a high minority population, and even higher crime rates
3)Relating to black culture
4)ajective or adverb relating to cheapness
1) Hitler created ghettos in WWII Germany.
2)South Central LA is a classic ghetto.
3)Marcus's South Pole jeans that sag down past his knees are very ghetto when paired with a doorag.
4) noun: My friend's old car being held together by duct tape is deeply ghetto.
4) verb: My tendecny to eat every free sample in Sam's Club is really quite ghetto of me.
by lacoste_lover October 14, 2005
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A word misused by wannabe rapper/wigger White punks, male and female alike, so they sound more "gangster". When in actuality, if said White punks actually spent some time in a real ghetto they would go running back to their middle/upper class subdivisions crying for mommy AND the police.

You 12 - 23 year old posers have a lot to learn about life. Your craving to be affilliated with black street culture so you can appear "different", is really not being different at all. When you're reduced to the point that you have to find a new angle to cock your baseball cap so you're different from all the other crooked hat wearing little wimps, you don't realize that you're truly not different at all.

Want to be different, new and exciting? Lose the baggy pants, that juvinile looking baseball cap, spend $30 on a Polo shirt and $20 on some Wranglers and be amazed at the respect you'll instantly receive, instead of the total lack of respect adult give you now. Oh, and sell that Honda Civic with all the bullshit added to it and buy a real car. The Folgers coffee can for a tailpipe doesn't do a damned thing and my 43 year old White ass in my 1/4 ton Toyota Tacoma leaves you little bastards at the red light every time, throwing your hands up and down and pointing fingers inside the car like a chimp with a coconut.

Grow up little boys.
Look at little Zachary from the Uptown Garden District. When he's around his friends he goes by "Little Z" and listens to Fifty Cents, had daddy spend $4000 on extras for the Honda Prelude he got for making the A Honor Roll at Tulane and cut holes in his $120 jeans so he can look all "ghetto". Classic example of a wannabe Wigger who's really just a poser.

Again, grow up you little idiots.
by Voice of Maturity February 02, 2006
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a word which white girls from suburbia use to classify anything that isnt polka dotted/sugar coated.
Jenni:omg we look so ghetto in these nike sneakers!!!
by nox.the.king July 28, 2006
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Where middle to high class kids want to live. Not necessarily white, but this is sometimes the case. They act all ghetto, but if you put them in the REAL ghetto the way they acted for at least 1 weekend, they wouldn't come back acting ghetto-if they come back at all. If they're sane, of course.
Kid whose dad makes $600,000 a year: Yo my nigga, let's go to that store, it ain't got no a/c, that shit it ghetto!
*Dropped off at compton. In first 5 minutes they witness a drive-by 10 steps from them*
Back in rich suburb: damn, bra, we made it in the ghetto for a half-hour! We tha shit dude!
by Adrian June 25, 2006
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