Definitions for: Slum


[n] a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
[v] visit slums for entertainment or out of curiosity



Webster (1913) Definition: Slum, v. i.
To visit or frequent slums, esp. out of curiosity, or for
purposes of study, etc. [Colloq.]


Slum, n. [CF. Slump, n.]
1. A foul back street of a city, especially one filled with a
poor, dirty, degraded, and often vicious population; any
low neighborhood or dark retreat; -- usually in the
plural; as, Westminster slums are haunts for theives.
--Dickens.

2. pl. (Mining) Same as Slimes.

Synonyms: slum area

See Also: city district, see, shantytown, skid row, visit

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