Meaning of “ghetto” in the English Dictionary

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"ghetto" in British English

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ghettonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡet.əʊ/ us /ˈɡet̬.oʊ/ plural ghettos or ghettoes

an area of a city, especially a very poor area, where people of a particular race or religion live closely together and apart from other people:

As a child she lived in one of New York's poorest ghettos.
to live in ghetto conditions

in the past, an area of a city where Jews were made to live

a part of society or group that is in some way divided from the main part:

Brought up in what he describes as "a middle class ghetto", he imagined that all people were as privileged as he was.

(Definition of “ghetto” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ghetto" in American English

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ghettonoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡet̬·oʊ/ plural ghettos or ghettoes

a very poor area of a city in which people of the same race or religion live, or a part of a society or group that is in some way set apart

(Definition of “ghetto” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)