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Meaning of SLUM

Pronunciation:  slum

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

SLUM is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: slum area
 See Also: city district, see, shantytown, skid row, visit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slum\, v. i.
    To visit or frequent slums, esp. out of curiosity, or for
    purposes of study, etc. [Colloq.]
  2. \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.
    2. pl. (Mining) Same as {Slimes}.