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slum

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noun \ˈsləm\

Simple Definition of slum

  • : an area of a city where poor people live and the buildings are in bad condition

  • : a very untidy place

Full Definition of slum

  1. :  a densely populated usually urban area marked by crowding, dirty run-down housing, poverty, and social disorganization

Examples of slum

  1. He grew up in the slums of New York.

  2. His house is a slum.



Origin of slum

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1825

Rhymes with slum


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slum

intransitive verb

Simple Definition of slum

  • : to spend time in places or conditions that are much worse than your usual places or conditions

Full Definition of slum

slummedslum·ming

  1. :  to visit slums especially out of curiosity; broadly :  to go somewhere or do something that might be considered beneath one's station —sometimes used with it <slumming it in budget hotels>

slum·mer noun

Examples of slum

  1. He sometimes likes to go slumming in bars around the city.



1884

First Known Use of slum

1884



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