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Meaning of "ghetto fabulous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GHETTO FABULOUS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GHETTO FABULOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ghetto fabulous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GHETTO FABULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ghetto fabulous

Ghetto fabulous is a lifestyle expression believed to have originated among African Americans living in poor urban areas.

Definition of ghetto fabulous in the English dictionary

The definition of ghetto fabulous in the dictionary is characterized by gaudy, extravagant, and often sexually alluring clothes.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GHETTO FABULOUS

ghee
Ghent
Gheorghiu
gherao
gherkin
ghetto
ghetto blaster
ghettoisation
ghettoise
ghettoization
ghettoize
Ghibelline
Ghibellinism
Ghiberti
ghibli
ghillie
Ghirlandaio
ghost

WORDS THAT END LIKE GHETTO FABULOUS

bibulous
cellulous
crapulous
credulous
edentulous
fabulous
fantabulous
garrulous
incredulous
jealous
meticulous
miraculous
nebulous
populous
querulous
ridiculous
scrofulous
scrupulous
tremulous
tuberculous
unscrupulous

Synonyms and antonyms of ghetto fabulous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ghetto fabulous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GHETTO FABULOUS

Find out the translation of ghetto fabulous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ghetto fabulous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ghetto fabulous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贫民窟神话般
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Ghetto Fabulous
570 millions of speakers

English

ghetto fabulous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शानदार यहूदी बस्ती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غيتو رائع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гетто сказочные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ghetto fabulous
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহল্লা কল্পিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ghetto Fabulous
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ghetto hebat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ghetto Fabulous
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

素晴らしいゲットー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

멋진 빈민가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ghetto apik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khu ổ chuột tuyệt vời
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கெட்டோ அற்புதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्कृष्ट नगरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Getto muhteşem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ghetto fabulous
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

getto wspaniałe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гетто казкові
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ghetou fabulos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γκέτο fabulous
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ghetto fantastiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

getto fantastiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ghetto fabulous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ghetto fabulous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GHETTO FABULOUS»

The term «ghetto fabulous» is regularly used and occupies the 60.805 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GHETTO FABULOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ghetto fabulous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GHETTO FABULOUS»

Discover the use of ghetto fabulous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ghetto fabulous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Living Ghetto Fabulous
This is a story of drug dealers, shootings, big ballers, players, baby-mama-drama, bisexuality, smoking blunts and drinking Hennessy.
Chandra West, 2006
2
Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of ...
64 If dancing the cakewalk was “cool,” Walker's method was to sell the “real cool,” anticipating what has come to be called “ghetto fabulous.” According to John L. Jackson, To be ghetto fabulous is to embrace a sense of self utterly irreducible to  ...
William Fitzhugh Brundage, 2011
3
Real Black: Adventures in Racial Sincerity
These same ghetto fabulous names, something like the nominal equivalent of knockoff Gucci flip- flops on a busy city ... (an early version of ghetto fabulous stylings that are now making a comeback, especially on fancy fashion-show runways, ...
John L. Jackson Jr., 2005
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Janet McDonald: The Original Project Girl
Ghetto fabulous” is the term most often used to describe a project girl's lifestyle and station in life. Ghetto fabulous is a term bound up in class issues. Popular culture portrays ghetto fabulous aesthetic as evoked by those who grow up poor and ...
Catherine Ross-Stroud, 2008
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Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary ...
"Ghetto fabulous" is a popular term that middle-class black women — as well as other African Americans and, lately, folks in general — use to describe these and other estranging behaviors among the less privileged." To be ghetto fabulous ...
Katrina Bell McDonald, 2007
6
House Signs and Collegiate Fun: Sex, Race, and Faith in a ...
Amy: yes Girls: # Jack: is that kinda popular [sounds of agreement] Ali: no I've heard ghetto fabulous Jack: so what do you . . . understand that to mean Britt: I don't even know what that means Amy: well I, I picture it as someone who has the  ...
Chaise LaDousa, 2011
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Beyond Bougie
My mother's family chose not to live a ghetto fabulous lifestyle – most people of that generation knew that there was nothing truly fabulous about ghetto fabulous. It was merely emulation, wishful thinking. In her article "Beyond Ghetto Fabulous"  ...
Stephen Earley Jordan, II, 2006
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Critical Psychology
I BOX 1 What is ghetto fabulous? For South African youth, the phrase ghetto fabulous was not popularised by the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy as much as it was by kwaito exponent, Bonginkosi Dlamini. Dlamini, otherwise known as ...
Derek Hook, 2004
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Social Networking and Impression Management: ...
The ghetto identity is now one often boxed and sold through new media genres of ghetto lit, ghetto fabulous films, and television series. Rather than seek to become middle class (read black bourgeois), there is a distinct celebration of the  ...
Carolyn Cunningham, 2013
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Billboard
In a marketing lesson not to be overlooked, the "ghetto fabulous" name gave Blige her own brand identity that sent her career skyrocketing, got women invested in hip-hop and was infinitely merchandisable for all by all. john Demsey, group ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GHETTO FABULOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ghetto fabulous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Exclusive: Anjelah Johnson is Back as Bon Qui Qui & Taking the …
Bon Qui Qui is a mix of a lot of people I've met throughout my life, more specifically, my brother who is ghetto fabulous. He's the kind of guy that ... «Latina, Jul 15»
2
Bye bye Bennifer
Further mirthful ire was raised when the actor appeared in Lopez's pointedly ghetto fabulous video for her single 'Jenny From The Block'. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
3
'Empire' hair alert! See Cookie's new purple hue
... us to see her arc in fashion,” Taraji told us. “To see her go from ghetto fabulous to chic. You'll start to see more of that in the seasons to come. «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
4
Reflections: Strange but true …
Labeling it “ghetto fabulous,” which she did, doesn't change the reality of the situation. Cee Lo Green, whose “Fool for You” is one of my all-time ... «Michronicleonline, Jun 15»
5
Mates of State – You're Going To Make It EP
... Washed Out's brand of chillwave to the enchantingly subdued house music of College to ghetto fabulous trip-hop in the style of Pretty Lights. «mxdwn.com, Jun 15»
6
EXCLUSIVE: Julien Macdonald And Melissa Odabash Talk Summer …
“Whether she's going boho or ghetto fabulous, she looks amazing. She goes for it and doesn't care what people think of her.” But arguably their ... «Grazia, Jun 15»
7
Disclosure confirm they're 'nearly done' working on 'more song …
'Bang That' has featured in many of Disclosure's recent live sets and is based on a sample of 313 Bass Mechanics' 'Ghetto Fabulous'. «NME.com, May 15»
8
Floyd Mayweather Has Five Outfits to Choose From for the Big Fight …
Mayweather's tailor Daniel Day aka Dapper Dan (peep our last interview with him here) said that Floyd "brought ghetto fabulous, or what they ... «Complex, May 15»
9
Empire's Ta'Rhonda Jones on Her Breakout Role, Improv-ing on Set …
And the rundown of that character said, “Ghetto fabulous.” [Laughs.] “It said ghetto fabulous in her 20s, real spicy, spontaneous … it explained ... «Vulture, Mar 15»
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Henson: I'm not 'ghetto fabulous' like my 'Empire' character
I think she's just so ghetto fabulous. I'm not, however. I'm a little more chic.” So who's her dream guest star for the hot show? “Meryl Streep. «Page Six, Feb 15»

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