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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
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(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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Also from Britain, looking like a classic rock amplifier (the brand has a reputation for making some of the best amps in the business), the Stanmore is louder and bigger than the T7, blasting away more like a savage ghetto blaster from the deep, dark 80s than the subservient bluetooth speakers so popular today; what it lacks in polished reverberations it makes up with in your face, bare-knuckle intensity.
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 heart is worn on the shoulder, in the manner of a camera bag or ghetto blaster. This is a giant step forward in the commodification of the human body, whereby the corporeal infrastructure becomes a hatstand for corporate merchandise in the form of various life-extending or life-enhancing impedimenta.
And not forgetting the music industry, with revolutionary CDs, ghetto blasters and state-ofthe-art speakers - what more could we want?
Spotty young adolescents certainly don't huddle around tinny transistors on a Sunday night listening for news of the Bay City Rollers' latest "waxing" any more - their modern counterparts are more likely to employ walkmen and ghetto blasters - but I'm as sured they follow the progress of their favourites with no less enthusiasm.
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.
From about 6.30pm you get a whole gang of youngsters with ghetto blasters and skateboards.
In no time at all,a bunch of hooligans arrived around the pool,draped in Union Jack towels,covered in tattoos and equipped with ghetto blasters with the volume jammed.
The Battersbys will move into Don Brennan's old house next month - along with their clapped- out car, ghetto blasters and dodgy goods for sale.
He told players not to use ghetto blasters before games - and instead said they should sit and think quietly about the match.
IN the eighties, hip-hop boys prowled the streets, ghetto blasters on their shoulders (perhaps not in Ireland's smaller towns), inflicting their ear-splitting tunes on all and sundry.
Ghetto blasters went out of fashion when their owners started developing repetitive strain injuries and walking with hunched backs, but now they're back - smaller, but as loud and offensive as ever.
In the dressing room, the champagne corks pop, the bubbly sprays all over the place, the ghetto blasters are turned up full volume and everyone ends up with some kind of a beer shampoo.
They will have their ghetto blasters. But we have that as well.