ghetto bird

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ghetto bird (plural ghetto birds)

  1. (slang, US, African American Vernacular, idiomatic) A police helicopter, specifically in the context of patrolling or searching impoverished, high-crime urban areas (the ghetto).
    • 1993, Ghetto Bird, Ice Cube, Lethal Injection:
      Had to pull a strap on a fool named Louis the Third
      Cuz I'm getting chased by the ghetto bird