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Meaning & Definition of Slum in English

English

Slum

/sləm/

noun

1. A district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions

    synonym:
  • slum
  • ,
  • slum area

verb

1. Spend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure

  • Usage considered condescending and insensitive
  • "Attending a motion picture show by the upper class was considered sluming in the early 20th century"
    synonym:
  • slum

Examples of using

Tom lives in a slum.