slummy
adjective (slummier; -est) Date: 1873 of, relating to, or suggestive of a slum <
slummy streets
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  • slummy — adjective a slummy area is one where very poor people live and the buildings are in bad condition: a little junk shop in the slummy quarter of the town …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • slummy — slumminess, n. /slum ee/, adj., slummier, slummiest. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a slum: a slummy part of town. [1855 60; SLUM + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • slummy — adjective Like a slum. Run down, dirty, decrepit. The slummy appearance of the apartment wasnt anything a very thorough cleaning and a couple of coats of paint wouldnt fix …   Wiktionary

  • slummy — slum|my [ slʌmi ] adjective INFORMAL 1. ) a slummy area is one where the houses are in very bad condition and people are very poor 2. ) messy or dirty …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slummy — adj Like the slums. I am living straight slummy since the rents stopped sending me money. 1990s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • slummy — slum ► NOUN 1) a squalid and overcrowded urban area inhabited by very poor people. 2) a house or building unfit for human habitation. ► VERB (slummed, slumming) (often slum it) informal ▪ voluntarily spend time in uncomfortable conditions or at a …   English terms dictionary

  • slummy — adjective (of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty a slummy part of town slum conditions • Similar to: ↑poor • Derivationally related forms: ↑slum …   Useful english dictionary

  • slummy — Synonyms and related words: battered, beat up, beaten up, broken down, decrepit, derelict, dilapidated, in ruins, ramshackle, ruined, ruinous, run down, shabby, slumlike, sordid, squalid, tottery, tumbledown, wretched …   Moby Thesaurus

  • slummy — adj. of or pertaining to a slum, resembling a slum, overcrowded and poverty stricken, run down, squalid …   English contemporary dictionary

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