"slum" Definition

  1. n. 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. n. Same as Slimes.

More About slum

Position in dictionary: 91746 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "slum": 15
Words that end with "slum": 1
Words that contain "slum": 15
Next words in dictionary: slumber, slumbered, slumberer, slumbering, slumberingly
Previous words in dictionary: sluing, sluicy, sluicing, sluiceway, sluiced

English Dictionary Definition of slum

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