Definition of Slummy

1. Adjective. (of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty. "Slum conditions"

Similar to: Poor
Derivative terms: Slum



Definition of Slummy

1. Adjective. Like a slum. Run down, dirty, decrepit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slummy

1. resembling a slum [adj -MIER, -MIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slummy

slumgums
slumism
slumisms
slumlike
slumlord
slumlords
slummed
slummer
slummers
slummier
slummiest
slumming
slummings
slummock
slummocks
slummy (current term)
slump
slumped
slumpflation
slumpflations
slumpier
slumpiest
slumping
slumpings
slumps
slumpy
slums
slung
slungshot
slungshots

Literary usage of Slummy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New York (State). Dept. of Social Welfare, New York (State). Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities (1902)
"When people talk about the slums I always object, because they imply something slummy about the people, but if you mean by slums the houses of the poor, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"Yet it proved to be a sad, dispiriting place, that somehow suggested Sandwich, that most forsaken of the Cinque I'orts. A narrow " slummy " street led up to ..."

3. The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses by Robert William Service (1907)
"We are fated serfs to freedom—sky and sea; We have failed where slummy cities overflow; But the stranger ways of earth know our pride and know our worth, ..."

4. The Bookman (1910)
"And yet, strange to say, there were many bohemian resorts on and near the "Coast." Along its slummy purlieus there were restaurants such as San- ..."

5. The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses by Robert William Service (1907)
"We are fated serfs to freedom—sky and sea; We have failed where slummy cities overflow; But the stranger ways of earth know our pride and know our worth, ..."

6. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1884)
"These alleys are styled rows, rents, build- ngs, courts, squares, and even gardens. As a matter of fact they are veritable slams, and of slums, slummy; ..."

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