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ghettonoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡet̬·oʊ/ (plural ghettos or ghettoes)
a very ​poorarea of a ​city in which ​people of the same ​race or ​religionlive, or a ​part of a ​society or ​group that is in some way set ​apart
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ghettonoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡet.əʊ/  us   /ˈɡet̬.oʊ/ (plural ghettos or ghettoes)
an ​area of a ​city, ​especially a very ​poorarea, where ​people of a ​particularrace or ​religionliveclosely 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 ​mainpart: Brought up in what he ​describes as "a ​middleclass ghetto", he ​imagined that all ​people were as ​privileged as he was.
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