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ghetto bird

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!
See also: bird, ghetto

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 booty

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.
See also: booty, ghetto

ghetto box

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.
See also: box, ghetto

ghetto lottery

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."
See also: ghetto, lottery

ghetto sled

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.
See also: ghetto, sled
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

ghetto

mod. super; cool. (Streets.) He called the iced out pimp 100 percent ghetto.

ghetto bird

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.
See also: bird, 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

ghetto box

verb
See also: box, ghetto

ghetto booty

n. big buttocks on a black woman. Look at that ghetto booty on that mama.
See also: booty, ghetto

ghetto sled

n. a junky car. He stood in front of some old ghetto sled, and said “Kizzle?”
See also: ghetto, sled
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Simultaneous with the outbreak of fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto on April 19, 1943, the other major news item that captured the attention of the world Jewish press was the ill-fated Bermuda Conference, convened in response to urgent demands to rescue what was left of European Jewry.
'Our focus will mainly be on the ghettos and rural communities where talents abound.'
Hunger was a constant companion as the ghetto was systematically undersupplied by the Germans.
The museum is scheduled to open in 2023 on the 80th anniversary of the uprising by Jews in the Warsaw ghetto.
Similarly, those who come from the ghetto to assume positions of leadership have to work at getting the ghetto out of their systems.
He laments that as a result, the district lacks freedom of movement both in the day and night, observing that in the presence of police officers and DEA agents, criminals and ghetto boys are comfortable to terrorizing passengers, pedestrians and peaceful citizens without security officers' intervention.
(4.) Arad, "The Local Population in the German-Occupied Territories"; Epstein, The Minsk Ghetto, 1941-1943; Bauer, The Death of the Shtetl; Brandon and Lower, Introduction to The Shoab in Ukraine; Gross, Neighbors.
Duneier's examination of the scholarship and activism of Horace Cayton, Kenneth Clark, William Julius Wilson and Geoffrey Canada reveals their struggle not only to understand and solve the problem of the ghetto, but also to deal with white readers, colleagues and funders who prefer theories that absolve whites of guilt and that trace the problem of the ghetto to family breakdown and immorality All ultimately doubted Gunnar Myrdal's contention that the solution to the problem of racial discrimination in the U.S.
When the Jewish Ghetto was created in 1516, Venice was a major center of commerce, noted for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and cultural diversity.
Ofsted's David Hoare, under attack over Isle of Wight "ghetto" comments
This muddled negotiation of the ghetto also defines Stehle's second chapter, which examines six ghettocentric films: Dealer (Thomas Arslan, 1999), Kanak Attack (Lars Becker, 2000), Ghettokids (Christian Wagner, 2002), Knallhart (Detlev Buck, 2006), Kurz und Schmerzlos (Fatih Akin, 1998), and Chiko (Ozgur Yildirim, 2008).
Very highly recommended for community library 20th Century Biography collections, it should be noted that "Born in the Ghetto: My Triumph over Adversity" is also available in a paperback edition (9781909719019, $19.50) and in a Kindle edition ($9.99).
When we had to move to the ghetto, I had to organize everything.
Brisbane, Sept 8 ( ANI ): A website and app called Ghetto Tracker, which was designed to help people avoid going to the 'bad' part of town was attacked on Twitter for being racist and subsequently taken down.