inner city

noun

Definition of inner city

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

inner–city

adjective

Examples of inner city in a Sentence

  1. The mayor is trying to attract new businesses to the inner city.

First Known Use of inner city

1958


INNER CITY Defined for English Language Learners

inner city

noun

Definition of inner city for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about inner city


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up inner city? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by lack of plan or order

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!