Where did the word Ghetto come from ?

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God...he created everything!
Acctaully it was an old english word, possibly aquired from Romans or Greeks.
A lot of words have been around for WAY longer than you think.
Orgin came in WW2 just like the words "HUBBA, HUBBA"
Probably from the ghetto.
It's from the Italian. The first ghetto was in Venice, the only place Jews were allowed to live.
someone must have made it up instead of gangsta
I think it came from WWII, when ghettos (or "crappy neighborhoods") were created for people to live in.
tha hood!
from shakespear.. i think... well 2 points for me
Formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live.

The word was originally used to refer to the Venetian Ghetto in Venice, Italy, where Jews were required to live. The corresponding German term was Judengasse. In Moroccan Arabic, ghettos were called mellah. The term came into widespread use during World War II to refer to Nazi ghettos.

The term is now commonly used to refer to any poverty-stricken urban area.
I've read it was from (at least partly) the Jewish ghettos set up by the Nazis during WWII.
i dont know but i bet you could find out online or maybe in the dictionary...
The word was originally used to refer to the Venetian Ghetto in Venice, Italy, where Jews were required to live.

The term is now commonly used to refer to any poverty-stricken urban area.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?sear...
the word ghetto came from Nazi Germany ( WWII), the Germans made Jews live in "ghettos" which were crappy apartments in Venice, Italy
Venice,Italy
Etymology uncertain
http://kpearson.faculty.tcnj.edu/diction...
I'm not entirely sure but i think it is a jewish word for a run down part of a city. It originated in World War 2 when the jewish were living in run down parts of the city's
A ghetto is an area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background or united in a given culture or religion live as a group, voluntarily or involuntarily, in milder or stricter seclusion. The word historically referred specifically to the Venetian Ghetto in Venice, Italy, where Jews were required to live; it derives from the Venetian gheto (slag from Latin GLĬTTU[M] cfr. Italian ghetto (slag)), and referred to the area of the Cannaregio sestiere, the site selected for the Ghetto Nuovo where a foundry cooled the slag (campo gheto). It was later applied to neighborhoods in other cities where Jews were required to live. The corresponding German term was Judengasse; in Moroccan Arabic ghettos were called mellah.
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ghetto
1611, from It. ghetto "part of a city to which Jews are restricted," various theories of its origin include: Yiddish get "deed of separation;" special use of Venetian getto "foundry" (there was one near the site of that city's ghetto in 1516); Egitto "Egypt," from L. Aegyptus (presumably in memory of the exile); or It. borghetto "small section of a town" (dim. of borgo, of Gmc. origin, see borough). Extended 1892 to crowded urban quarters of other minority groups. Ghetto-blaster "large portable stereo" is from 1982.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?sear...

ghetto
/getto/

• noun (pl. ghettos or ghettoes) 1 a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group. 2 historical the Jewish quarter in a city.

— DERIVATIVES ghettoize (also ghettoise) verb.

— ORIGIN perhaps from Italian getto ‘foundry’ (because the first ghetto was established on the site of a foundry in Venice), or from Italian borghetto ‘small borough’.

http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/ghe...

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