inner city

noun
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of inner city

: 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.

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First Known Use of inner city

1958

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Definition of inner city for English Language Learners

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


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