Definition of slummy in English:

slummy

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Pronunciation: /ˈslʌmi
 
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adjective (slummier, slummiest)

Full of slums, or resembling a slum: a slummy neighbourhood
More example sentences
  • He had seen it lying in the window of a frowsy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town (just what quarter he did not now remember) and had been stricken immediately by an overwhelming desire to possess it.
  • For that, we expect to go to some slummy, run down shack under the bridge and have to endure the shouting, spitting, ignorant crowds of ‘natives’ and potcakes.
  • ‘I was born in the slummy area around Glasgow,’ recalls McCormack.
Synonyms
run down, down at heel, shabby, dilapidated, in disrepair, neglected, uncared-for, unmaintained, depressed
British informal grotty
North American informal shacky, skanky

Derivatives

slumminess

noun
More example sentences
  • A prestigious lineage - however distant - can confer some measure of privilege despite the slumminess of more recent ancestors.
  • The area had been urban renewed into slumminess and the old buildings were gone but when they existed they apparently did, in fact, front on the alley.
  • Okay, exactly when did America accept its slumminess and start to revel in it!

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