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A police helicopter, especially one that monitors or patrols through particularly impoverished areas of a city. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I didn't sleep at all because of that damn ghetto bird hovering over our neighborhood all night long!
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.
slang A large, shapely buttocks, typically of a black woman. Potentially offensive. Skinny girls are OK, but I really love a chick with a ghetto booty.
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 box on their shoulder.
offensive slang The monetary compensation that one receives due to a crime that has been committed against them or a family member. The phrase is often used to denigrate poor people, especially poor Black people. A: "She's must be thrilled—she's won the ghetto lottery." B: "Are you kidding me? Not only is her husband dead, but she witnessed it. No amount of money can bring him back or heal her pain."
slang A car that is in poor condition, typically an old one. You won't be able to drive that old ghetto sled forever, you know.
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mod. super; cool. (Streets.) He called the iced out pimp 100 percent ghetto.
1. n. someone who hangs around the [black] neighborhood. Sam is just a ghetto bird who has lots of skills but no job.
2. n. a police helicopter. I see the light. Some ghetto bird is headed this way.
(ghetto) blasterand (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 ghetto blaster
n. big buttocks on a black woman. Look at that ghetto booty on that mama.
n. a junky car. He stood in front of some old ghetto sled, and said “Kizzle?”
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