Definition of slummy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslʌmi/

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.
seedy, insalubrious, squalid, sleazy, seamy, sordid, dingy, mean, wretched;
run down, down at heel, shabby, dilapidated, in disrepair, neglected, uncared-for, unmaintained, depressed
informal crummy, scruffy, scuzzy, grungy
British informal grotty
North American informal shacky, skanky



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!

Words that rhyme with slummy

Brummie, chummy, crumby, crummy, dummy, gummy, lumme, mummy, plummy, rummy, scrummy, scummy, tummy, yummy

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