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ghetto blaster

slang A boombox; a large portable radio. Back in the 80s, the embodiment of the New York hip hop scene was the image of someone walking down the street with a ghetto blaster on their shoulder.
See also: blaster, ghetto

(ghetto) blaster

and (ghetto) box (ˈgɛdo blæstɚ and ˈgɛdo bɑks)
n. a huge portable stereo, often carried on the shoulder. (Associated with blacks.) Hey, turn down that ghetto blaster in here!
See also: blaster, ghetto
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That's why Cork has introduced a giant ghetto-blaster in the dressing- room, blaring out an unholy noise every time the players train and play.
What I actually mean is a graphic designer with both the gargantuan physique and brutish disposition of Big Daddy's arch enemy, who took umbrage at me trying to reclaim the communal ghetto-blaster from his end of our glossy HQ.
The fantastic Scottish creature stomping off with her ghetto-blaster was a sight to behold.
From sticking big signs on the dressing room wall to playing stirring anthems on the ghetto-blaster."
Anyway, they were otherwise equipped with mobile phones, a barbecue kit, a ghetto-blaster pounding out music without discernible melody, pop and lager cans, packets of crisps rich in chemicals, and an arsenal of replica weapons, which would enable the children to entertain elderly trippers by leaping at them from behind bushes.
The Lossiemouth player-boss uses a dressing room ghetto-blaster to charge the team's adrenaline before every match and the gangster film theme is already a squad favourite.
And it isn't acceptable to use a ghetto-blaster in public which pumps out soundwaves powerful enough to dislodge fillings from 50 yards.
Old soldier Percy Sugden is ready to go into battle because the constant thump, thump, thump of the Battersby birds' ghetto-blaster is destroying his beauty sleep.
A GIANT ghetto-blaster in the Cardiff dressing- room rapped out its message loud and clear: Sam Hammam's back in football - and loving it.
THE young man sitting at the back of the airport bus cradled his one item of hand luggage, a monster ghetto-blaster.
The LOSSIEMOUTH player and boss uses a dressing room ghetto-blaster to charge the team's adrenaline before every match, and the gangster film theme is already a squad favourite.
"I hear Nathan Blake has a ghetto-blaster in the dressing room.
When the 26-year-old Scot, soaked in champagne, got back to the McLaren trackside race HQ, his own anthem was being played on a ghetto-blaster.
But Bergy has never known anything like the nightclub atmosphere that Ian Wright has created at Highbury with his ghetto-blaster.
Dad Les is a jobless ex-con, mum Janice is a convicted shoplifter and troublemaker - and they have two tearaway teenage daughters, Leanne and Toyah, complete with ghetto-blaster.