Variant of ghetto
- in certain European cities, a section to which Jews were formerly restricted
- any section of a city in which many members of some minority group live, or to which they are restricted as by economic pressure or social discrimination
Origin: It, lit., foundry (< gettare, to pour < VL *jectare, for L jactare, to throw, cast), name of a quarter in Venice occupied by Jews, orig. location of a cannon foundry
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