inner city


Definition of inner city

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

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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 The group has hired another organizer to address disparities in hospital services in the inner city and housing, and lead contamination. Carrie Antlfinger, ajc, 17 June 2021 Hatcher also wanted to change the narrative, not just for Miami but for the inner city. Hbs Working Knowledge, Forbes, 10 June 2021 All proceeds from the merch will go to the Surf Bus Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to empower inner city youth to have a healing connection to the sea. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, 3 June 2021 This craft is a craft that developed amongst people in the inner city that were on the bottom and denied opportunity and access. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 12 May 2021 Both of us, from inner city L.A., were hooked the first time those cars roared by at nearly 200 mph. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2021 Work is underway to transform San Pedro Creek into a bustling waterway with benches and murals in the inner city. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Apr. 2021 So when his shift was over, Trooper Morris cruised to their playground, in the inner city. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Apr. 2021 Frazar, who last played on the PGA Tour in 2015, also provided thoughts on how to grow the game at Carter, and in the inner city. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of inner city

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inner city was in 1958

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20 Jun 2021

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“Inner city.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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inner city


English Language Learners Definition of inner city

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

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