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ghetto (n.)

1610年代, “犹太人被迫居住的城市的一部分”, 特别是在意大利, 来自意大利语 ghetto “犹太人被限制居住的城市的一部分”, 来源不明. 各种理论都将其追溯到. 意第绪语 get “分离契约”; 威尼斯语 getto “铸造厂” 的特殊用法(1516年该市犹太人区附近有一个); Egitto “埃及” 的剪裁形式, 来自拉丁语 Aegyptus (可能是为了纪念流亡); 或意大利语 borghetto “城镇的一小部分” (borgo 的缩略语, 源自日耳曼语; 见 borough). 到1899年扩展到其他少数群体(特别是美国城市的黑人) 的拥挤的城市街区. 作为一个形容词, 到1903年(现代俚语用法从1999年开始). Ghetto-blaster “大型便携式立体声卡带机” 是1982年的.

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Definitions of ghetto from WordNet

ghetto (n.)
formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live;
the Warsaw ghetto
ghetto (n.)
any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping;
no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool
the relative security of the gay ghetto
ghetto (n.)
a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions;
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