skid row

noun
\ ˈskid-ˈrō How to pronounce skid row (audio) \

Definition of skid row

: a district of cheap saloons and flophouses frequented by vagrants and alcoholics

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Encampments have swelled from skid row a few blocks away to line sidewalks outside city hall. Ian Lovett, WSJ, "Politics Is a Dirty Business—Starting with the Rats at Los Angeles City Hall," 10 Feb. 2019 The deal ended a legal battle with skid row residents and their advocates, who argued that the law trampled on the rights of homeless people who had nowhere else to go. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: Is sleeping on the streets a crime?," 23 June 2018 Roughly 4,300 homeless people leave in skid row community in Los Angeles, near where Sunday’s attacks occurred, the paper reported citing a report released by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority earlier this year. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "3 homeless men in critical condition after bat attack, LAPD hunts for suspect," 18 Sep. 2018 Kashner said Markle developed a keen sense of social justice at a young age thanks to her mother who would often bring her to feed the homeless on skid row. CBS News, "Meghan Markle’s road to royalty," 19 May 2018 Kashner said Markle developed a keen sense of social justice at a young age thanks to her mother who would often bring her to feed the homeless on skid row. CBS News, "Meghan Markle’s road to royalty," 19 May 2018 In 2016, a Hawaiian Gardens hospital agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the city for sending a homeless woman to skid row with no identification and wearing only paper pajamas. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "‘It was a scary thing.’ Hospital dumps senior at homeless shelter. He’s not the first," 8 Jan. 2018 Kashner said Markle developed a keen sense of social justice at a young age thanks to her mother who would often bring her to feed the homeless on skid row. CBS News, "Meghan Markle’s road to royalty," 19 May 2018 Kashner said Markle developed a keen sense of social justice at a young age thanks to her mother who would often bring her to feed the homeless on skid row. CBS News, "Meghan Markle’s road to royalty," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of skid row

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skid row

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skid row

noun

English Language Learners Definition of skid row

chiefly US, informal : a poor part of a town or city where people who are homeless or who drink too much often go

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