skid row

noun
\ˈskid-ˈrō \

Definition of skid row 

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

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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 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 Not so long ago, the West Loop was known as one of America’s most notorious skid rows. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "At BLVD, you'll find approachable fine dining in a glamorous setting," 6 Oct. 2017 Colorful past: From skid row to cultural district, the making of Mass Ave. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "A Mass Ave. theater is getting a new anchor that will change up entertainment," 25 Apr. 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

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

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