Ghetto

Definition of Ghetto

Ghet´to
n.1.A quarter of a city where Jews live in greatest numbers.
I went to the Ghetto, where the Jews dwell.
- Evelyn.
2.Any section of a town inhabited predominantly by members of a specific ethnic, national or racial group, such segregation usually arising from social or economic pressure. The term is commonly applied to areas in cities having a high concentration of low-income African-Americans.
3.Any isolated group of people.
4.Any group isolated by external pressures, with an implication of inferiority.

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Bowery, Chinatown, East End, East Side, Little Hungary, Little Italy, West End, West Side, barrio, black ghetto, blighted area, business district, central city, city center, core, downtown, greenbelt, inner city, midtown, outskirts, red-light district, residential district, run-down neighborhood, shopping center, skid road, skid row, slum, slums, suburbia, suburbs, tenderloin, tenement district, uptown, urban blight
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