inner city


inner city

noun

: the central section of a large city where mostly poor people live

Full Definition of INNER CITY

:  the usually older, poorer, and more densely populated central section of a city
inner–city adjective

Examples of INNER CITY

  1. The mayor is trying to attract new businesses to the inner city.

First Known Use of INNER CITY

1961

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