Definition of inner city
: the usually older, poorer, and more densely populated central section of a city
Examples of inner city in a Sentence
The mayor is trying to attract new businesses to the inner city.
First Known Use of inner city
INNER CITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inner city for English Language Learners
: the central section of a large city where mostly poor people live
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