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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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For a fraction of that, they can buy an old banger and listen to Peter Tong on an on-board ghetto blaster. It will change their lives and have them chanting the mantra, green is mean.
Oddball Howard Haley, 54, of Liverpool - who performed with a ghetto blaster - claimed he once duetted with John Lennon.
"There are a few tracks from long since deleted records and a few oddities gleaned from recordings made on the ghetto blaster on sleepless nights."
``There's lots of stuff I like to listen to before games - I like R'n'B, hip-hop and garage,'' he says But Earnie said he now had a rival trying to muscle his way on to the Bluebirds ghetto blaster. Earnie added: ``Gareth Ainsworth does try to get his music on, but not if I can help it.''
Just so that I can sneak in a ghetto blaster with a various selection of That's What I Call Music CDs for the bus ride back to the hotel.
He was like "Shut up, one for the Ghetto Blaster Grind?" He was always playing the Tony Hawk Pro video game.
Which is why, no matter how influential the marketing men have become, there'll still be somebody, somewhere, huddled around their transistor or ghetto blaster at six o'clock on a Sunday evening.
Visitors to the September 19 event can expect what has been branded a "clubbing theme park" with a giant 1980s ghetto blaster, a WKD bucking bronco, futuristic lighting and the latest sound systems.
WANDER down Stockton High Street this week and you might bump into slippery slinkies, an oversized ghetto blaster, trampolining acrobats, hip hop dancers and break neck stiltwalking.
The MSKYO - or Momma Said Knock You Out -is a new roll-around sound system that pays homage to the ghetto blaster. And, as well as granny tartan, it comes in a variety of designs including a Lucky Strike cigarette packet.
I mean, if you were at an indoor bowls match and some Spotty Herbert switched on a ghetto blaster you'd do what any civilised fellow would do: stuff said ghetto blaster into a handy nook or cranny in said Spotty Herbert from which it would require surgical removal.
The mural depicts a number of images including fish, leaves, a canal boat, a ghetto blaster and dog walkers.
If you accidentally stand beside a five- bar gate leading into one of their fields they come at you with a shotgun and a ghetto blaster playing the duelling banjos theme from Deliverance.
It even boasted its own nightclub, the Shangri-La, a 12ft square packing case, where a can of Special Brew could be shared to the sound of a pounding ghetto blaster.
"Our coach Bryan McLoughlin brought a ghetto blaster and Tommy McDonald picks the tunes.