skid row

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noun \ˈskid-ˈrō\

Definition of skid row

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

Origin and Etymology of skid row

alteration of skid road


First Known Use: circa 1931


SKID ROW Defined for English Language Learners

skid row

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Definition of skid row for English Language Learners

  • : a poor part of a town or city where people who are homeless or who drink too much often go



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