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!
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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.
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