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.

Also especially British, ghet·to·ise.

Origin of ghettoize

First recorded in 1935–40; ghetto + -ize
Related formsghet·to·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ghettoization




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