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1) A run down area of any town or city, but most often used in terms of the inner city. Any area with low or non-existent property value. May or may not refer to a high-crime area, but often does.

2) Anything that is jury rigged, broken in some way, or otherwise of generally poor quality. Refers to the frequency at which poverty-stricken people must improvise to survive on low income.
1) Pine Manor is a ghetto so full of drug dealers and other criminals, that it is often nicknamed "Crime Manor."

2) The students called their portable classroom "ghetto" because one of the windows is broken, the walls are covered with mold and ancient spitwads, the desks are falling apart, and the whiteboard has a number of inexplicable dents in it.
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A ghetto is a poor area with mostly minorities living there, where some people resort to crime to make money. People drug deal and become prostitues because they aren't taxed on money they make illegally so they can keep all of it. A ghetto is generally seen in a negative way but it isn't always a negative place. A place like Harlem, New York was once well known for it's high crime rate and for being the black capital of america, it produced music, jazz, hiphop, rap, poetry, it produced great soul food, and great people so just because a place is all black and has dangerous parts doesn't mean it's good for nothing.
ghettos, good or bad you decide
by Jersey Kid April 22, 2008
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A low-income community. (poor)
Boy 1: Why do you stay in the ghetto.

Because my mom doesn't make that

much money, to stay in the richies.

She get's welfare

boy 2: Oh that's understandable.
by davonj89 May 07, 2009
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(noun)a place where one has grown up and has lived there with the people of his own race or his relatives, a place with whose residents one has shared his life experiences and has had joyful memories.
I miss those days in my ghetto!
by tanan April 20, 2008
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poor/urban person, place, or thing;
originated from German language not the blacks
so if another race than blacks says ghetto
doesn't mean their trying to be black,

in fact, no ones trying to be black they are just under the gangsta influence of their own race (ex.AZN, chicos, whites, pros)
Krakow Ghetto Liquidation where many Jews were killed by Nazi soldiers

President: I have lived in the ghettos of USAmerica and am also knowledgable of their ghetto houses and supplies.
("hmm hmm-hmm hmmmm hmmm hmmm hhmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmmh hmmmh mhmmmh mm mhhhmm")(President's beat)
by Drahcir Srah March 17, 2005
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Part of every complete breakfast, ghettO's are a delicious chocolaty cereal similar to nigga please.
"What do you want for breakfast this morning?"

"GhettO's!"
by Blair February 07, 2004
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Sometimes blocks of government housing (cheap and of poor-quality so as to house the poor and needy) are called ghetto becuase these poor people resort to crime and stuff to get money. Because the whole block (usually there are several) is poor and criminal, it can't even be apprached by authorities in some cases because it is so derelict and vile. The government is now taking action and trying to get a mix of poor and rich and middle class people into these houses to even out the mix so it isn't so ghetto or derelict.
From the song "Supa Star" by Group Home
Born in the ghetto it's hard to survive
Some have achieved and many brothers tried
But I realized which life to choose
I wanna make money so I gotta pay dues
But there's no rules and you only have one chance
If ya f*** up kid you face the circumstance
At night I use to scream and shout
Livin' in the ghetto trying to get the hell out
by untouchable_95 May 11, 2009
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