ghettoize

[ get-oh-ahyz ]
/ ˈgɛt oʊˌaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), ghet·to·ized, ghet·to·iz·ing.

to place or collect in a ghetto: New immigrants still tended to ghettoize in the cities.

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Also especially British, ghet·to·ise .

Origin of ghettoize

First recorded in 1935–40; ghetto + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM ghettoize

ghet·to·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ghettoize

ghettoize

ghettoise

/ (ˈɡɛtəʊˌaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to confine or restrict to a particular area, activity, or categoryto ghettoize women as housewives

Derived forms of ghettoize

ghettoization or ghettoisation, noun
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