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Definition of ghetto noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. ghettos or ghettoes)
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  1. 1an area of a city where many people of the same race or background live, separately from the rest of the population. Ghettos are often crowded, with bad living conditions a poor kid growing up in the ghetto Niagara Falls has become something of a tourist ghetto. He tended to stick to the relative safety of San Francisco's gay ghetto.
  2. 2the area of a town where Jews were forced to live in the past the Warsaw ghetto
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