ghettoize

verb ghet·to·ize \ ˈge-tō-ˌīz \

Definition of ghettoize

ghettoized; ghettoizing
: to isolate in or as if in a ghetto

ghettoization

play \ˌge-tō-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of ghettoize in a Sentence

  1. Parts of the city that had been ghettoized are now being restored.

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First Known Use of ghettoize

1939

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GHETTOIZE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ghettoize for English Language Learners

  • : to place (someone or something) in a ghetto

  • : to turn (something) into a ghetto


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