slummy

adjective
slum·​my | \ ˈslə-mē How to pronounce slummy (audio) \
slummier; slummiest

Definition of slummy

: of, relating to, or suggestive of a slum slummy streets

Examples of slummy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Essaibi George was the only candidate with a real sense of scandal this campaign, due to her husband’s capitalistic slummy practices and questions surrounding her complicity. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2021 The idea and some of the money came from Ebenezer Howard, a farmer turned urban visionary who wanted to strike a balance between polluted, slummy cities and boring villages. The Economist, 17 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of slummy

1873, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Slummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slummy. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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