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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 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

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
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By spring 1942, the occupiers began to liquidate the ghetto; from July to September 1942, 265,000 Jews were deported to Treblinka.
'There is no other place that will have served our objective better than Ajegunle, which to us, represents a ghetto city.
The museum is to be housed in a former children's hospital established by Jewish philanthropists in the late 19th century and which during World War II was enclosed within the ghetto's walls.
He says it is regrettable for DEA officers and police officers to be confidants of ghetto dwellers and illegal drug dealers and users, a situation he describes as annoyance and inflammable.
One might guess that the "Litvak ghettos" tended to show more social cohesion and less collaboration, although this too is a guess.
As Duneier puts it, "This ability of the American people to compartmentalize, to live with moral dissonance, is the crucial underlying foundation of the forgotten ghetto."
"But, just within inches, there are people who live in a ghetto and we've allowed it to happen."
Ghetto Voices in Contemporary German Culture: Textscapes, Filmscapes, Soundscapes, by Maria Stehle, focuses on representations of the ghetto trope in literature, film, and rap music.
They also set up fake shops and cafes to create the impression of a normal life being led in the Jewish ghetto. Rooms were re-painted and arranged so that it appeared no more than three people were living in one room.The commission visited on June 23, 1944 and apparently formed a positive opinion of the town.
(82) The special targeting of Jewish men continued during the first raids in the ghettos, when up to 1,500 men between the ages of 15 and 50 were arrested and executed in August 1941.
There are few words that so acutely symbolize discrimination as "ghetto." It was coined in Venice in 1516 to refer to a segregated, enclosed area of a city where Jews were forced to live.
The poverty problem manifests in highly unequal income distribution and differential access to basic necessities of life which have telling effects in ghetto neighborhoods where the signs of poverty are highly visible in all facets of life.
Researchers at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum have catalogued 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps over 13 years of analysis.
After all, as a result of historical, political, and economic factors, blacks have been confined in the ghetto. Today, with persistent housing discrimination and the disappearance of manufacturing jobs, America's ghettos face structural poverty.
Bulgaria's authorities are executing a project to create maps of the ghettos inhabitted with the msot marginalized Roma communities across the country.