bidonville


bi·don·ville

noun \ˌbē-ˌdōⁿ-ˈvēl\

Definition of BIDONVILLE

:  a settlement of jerry-built dwellings on the outskirts of a city (as in France or North Africa)

Origin of BIDONVILLE

French, from bidon metal can or drum + ville city
First Known Use: 1952

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