ghetto blaster

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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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In fact, it was a ghetto blaster (under-25s can Google that).
Enjoy a driving beat with a ghetto blaster taped to the dash
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"We're getting a seven-and-a-half-tonne truck and we're building a frame around it, putting banners on it so that the whole thing looks like a ghetto blaster. The DJ will play out of a hatch in the middle.
Anderson then got on stage in a dodgy gold bikini, high heels with a massive 80s-style hairdo, and a ghetto blaster. (ANI)
When Dunne's coffin was lowered into the family plot - beside his brother James who had killed himself less than a month before - a friend with a ghetto blaster played the version of Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin.
And judging by their reaction on a sodden pitch, the home side seemed delighted that a ghetto blaster had been allowed back into the changing room.
It had no radio or clock, so I used to have an old watch taped to the steering column and a ghetto blaster in the seat next to me.'
walk into the winner's enclosure with a ghetto blaster blaring out the music, but my bottle went!"
You can almost hear the soundtrack blaring from a ghetto blaster as you read: a thrashing but intriguing medley of Blondie, the Beastie Boys and Run-DMC.
The mural depicts a number of images including fish, leaves, a canal boat, a ghetto blaster and dog walkers.
Coming home at one a.m., I passed 40 people, young and old, ballroom dancing to a ghetto blaster in the subway.
The Baywatch babe then got on stage in a dodgy gold bikini, high heels with a massive 80s-style hairdo, and a ghetto blaster.
"He threw her down the stairs and she crashed into the front door, before throwing a ghetto blaster at her."
Two yobs with a ghetto blaster were lying half naked on the grass and a gang of youths were dossing on the main entrance to the Cathedral.