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slum

slum

 
pronunciation:
sluhm
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: (often pl.) a crowded, dilapidated area of a city where poor people live in substandard housing.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: slummed, slumming, slums
definition: to visit a slum or any place considered lower class, esp. for curiosity.
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