un·​gen·​tri·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈjen-trə-ˌfīd How to pronounce ungentrified (audio) \

Definition of ungentrified

: not altered by gentrification : not gentrified … a two-month-old shop on one of the last ungentrified stretches in SoHo …— Lynn Yaeger

Examples of ungentrified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike Lum, Nora Lin is unemployed and still lives at home in a largely ungentrified corner of Queens. Judy Berman, Time, "Awkwafina Takes the Asian-American Entertainment Renaissance to New Heights in Nora From Queens," 16 Jan. 2020 Centered on Walker Street, these galleries — a mix of Chelsea refugees, peripatetic veterans of downtown and a few new kids — have imparted fresh energy to one of Lower Manhattan’s last ungentrified zones. New York Times, "The 54 Galleries to See Right Now in New York," 26 Apr. 2018 Like the Schillings, many of the people who lined up described El Quijote as a gem from long-ago New York, untouched, unreconstituted and ungentrified. James Barron, New York Times, "At El Quijote, One Last Helping of Charm, Kitsch and Memories," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ungentrified

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Ungentrified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungentrified. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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