noun, plural ghet·tos, ghet·toes.
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Origin of ghetto
historical usage of ghetto
In English, ghetto in its original meaning dates from the early 17th century. By the late 19th century, ghetto had extended its meaning to “a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group.” Israel Zangwill’s novel Children of the Ghetto (published in 1892) is about the life and experiences of East European Jewish children in the East End of London.
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Example sentences from the Web for ghetto
In 1975, FBI Deputy Associate Director James Adams testified before the Senate that the bureau had three times as many “ghetto informants” as confidential sources within the Klan — as good an index as any of the agency's priorities.While Hollywood looked for perfect villains, they were hiding in plain sight|Ann Hornaday|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
An equal pay for work of equal value clause insulates women from the wage inequity inherent in pink ghetto jobs, or jobs that are underpaid by virtue of being predominantly female.American capitalism needs equal-pay legislation. Canada is showing us how to make it work|matthewheimer|October 12, 2020|Fortune
Neither was there a return to the loyal but small ghetto of Charter 77.
Although, I think all those ghetto/goth kids are doing something with Melissa Burns; all the weirdo kids.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig|Marlow Stern|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What about the ghetto residents who exhibit “mainstream” values on working, education, and child-rearing?How Much Does 'Culture' Matter for 'Inner-City' Poverty?|Jamelle Bouie|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His father was executed in 1942 by a German gendarme after attempting to smuggle a packet of saccharine into the Ghetto.
Yet Three Crosses Square was something of a haven from the horrors of war and the nearby ghetto.
For, in truth, the exterior appearance and the entrance-chambers are the worst part of the Ghetto dwellings.
But the name of the Old Jewry reminds us of the ghetto which was an important part of old London.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
To this roaming, hunting, exploring, adventurous breed what greater contrast is there than the denizens of the Ghetto?The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
Hence it has been suggested Judaicam became Italian Giudeica and thence became corrupted into ghetto.
They belong among the best Ghetto stories that have been written in New York, and they display undoubted talent.