gen·​tri·​fied ˈjen-trə-ˌfīd How to pronounce gentrified (audio)
: having undergone gentrification
gentrified neighborhoods/homes
The orange and white city buses winding slowly up the steep grade of Cortland Avenue follow a route between the gentrified west side of the hill—with its small but carefully manicured homes and gardens—and the more unkempt east side, a swath of low-income houses and apartments near freeways and industrial sites. Jonathan Burton

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gentrified was in 1973

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“Gentrified.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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