[ 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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- ghetto blaster,
- ghetto fabulous,
- ghiberti, lorenzo
Also especially British, ghet·to·ise.
Origin of ghettoize
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/ (ˈɡɛtəʊˌaɪz) /
(tr) to confine or restrict to a particular area, activity, or categoryto ghettoize women as housewives
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