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.

Nearby words

  1. gherkin,
  2. ghetto,
  3. ghetto blaster,
  4. ghetto fabulous,
  5. ghetto-fabulous,
  6. ghettos,
  7. ghibelline,
  8. ghibellines,
  9. ghiberti,
  10. ghiberti, lorenzo

Also especially British, ghet·to·ise.

Origin of ghettoize

First recorded in 1935–40; ghetto + -ize

Related formsghet·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 Formsghettoization or ghettoisation, noun

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