Derived from the terms ghetto
and metaphorically speaking
The term is used to describe the use of a ghetto phrase or word in speech. This phrase or word often does not mean the original definition, but rather another implied meaning.
2. (adj.) (v.)
Used when explaining your speech patterns to an individual with no ghetto background or knowledge.
When making a reference to a ghetto phrase not normally used in your personal patterns of speech.
1. "My lip gloss be poppin'"
2. "When I said, 'get out my face' I did not imply you were literally INSIDE my face. I was just ghettophorically speaking."
3. "I'm just ghettophorically speaking here but... He better back up before I smack him upside his fat head."