inner city

noun

Definition of inner city

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

Other Words from inner city

inner-city adjective

Examples of inner city in a Sentence

The mayor is trying to attract new businesses to the inner city.
Recent Examples on the Web Paul Knox, longtime coach at rival Dorsey until 2014, started to notice a trend of private programs siphoning youth talent from the inner city toward his later years. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2022 In the summertime, wealthy people in 19th century Baltimore left their downtown mansions and the soupy air of the inner city for opulent countryside homes. Christina Tkacik, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 In the summertime, wealthy people in 19th century Baltimore left their downtown mansions and the soupy air of the inner city for opulent countryside homes. Christina Tkacik, Baltimore Sun, 7 July 2022 Schools in several districts of the inner city have suspended in-person classes, some parents said. Wenxin Fan, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill spoke about the struggle of being a youth in the inner city. Okla Jones, Essence, 26 May 2022 The Gift’s Spring 2022 collection, which is inspired by the founder’s childhood in the inner city of Los Angeles. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 29 Mar. 2022 Because every one of those decisions directed the flow of dollars to places far from the inner city, deep into the grassy, monochromatic suburbs. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 It's located in [Houston's] inner city, where most of the first-time projects are being built. Ellen Paris, Forbes, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inner city

1958, in the meaning defined above

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19 Aug 2022

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“Inner city.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inner%20city. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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