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slums, plural;
  1. Spend time at a lower social level than one's own through curiosity or for charitable purposes
    • - rich tourists slumming among the quaintly dangerous natives
  2. Put up with conditions that are less comfortable or of a lower quality than one is used to
    • - businessmen are having to slum it in aircraft economy class seats
  1. A squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people

  2. A house or building unfit for human habitation

  1. a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
  2. spend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure; usage considered condescending and insensitive; "attending a motion picture show by the upper class was considered sluming in the early 20th century"
  3. A slum, as defined by the United Nations agency UN-HABITAT, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing and squalor and lacking in tenure security. ...
  4. O Cortiço (titled in The Slum) is an influential Brazilian novel written in 1890 by Aluísio Azevedo. The novel depicts a part of Brazil's culture in the late Nineteenth century, represented by a variety of colorful characters living in a single Rio de Janeiro slum.
  5. Slumming (derived from slum) originally referred to a practice, fashionable among certain segments of the middle class in many Western countries, whereby one deliberately patronizes areas or establishments which are populated by, or intended for, people well below one's own socio-economic level, ...
  6. A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty; To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own; To associate with people or engage in activities with a status below one's own
  7. (Slums) (Manila) The Manila slums are surreal from the air and the large number of small shacks built on thin bamboo stilts along the coast are quite a sight.
  8. (SLUMS) Overcrowded, underdeveloped areas of housing occupied by the poor, unemployed and unemployable. Ghettos and the ‘urban jungle’ are often irly integrate minority groups, cope with rapid urbanization or provide avenues of escape from poverty. ...
  9. (slums) Legal but inadequate multifamily tenements or rooming houses; some are custom built for rent to poor people, others are converted from some other use.
  10. (slums) Poor, crowded section of the city with run-down and unsafe housing.
  11. A household that lacks any one of the following five elements: access to sufficient amounts of water for family use at an affordable price, without being subject to extreme effort; access to improved sanitation, either in the form of a private toilet or a public toilet shared with a reasonable ...
  12. an area of old, rundown housing where living and social conditions are very poor.
  13. a neglected area of a city, usually inhabited by the very poor. Lack of infrastructure, crowded conditions and poor housing with no security tenure means that slums are often characterised by disease, disaster and crime
  14. A densely populated area, often with poor quality housing and little or no adequate sanitation.
  15. Declaring an area to be a slum or “blighted” is often the first step a municipality will take towards condemning a property and then transferring it to a private party. Most states have a statutory definition of “slum. ...
  16. The word "slum" refers to a neighbourhood of a city where average income is very low, where communal facilities are poor or non-existent, and where there is a high crime rate. ...
  17. Stuff that makes you want to kill the person selling it to you. small cheap "stock"
  18. a contiguous human settlement where the inhabitants are characterized as having inadequate housing and basic services. ...
  19. An urban residential area characterized by over crowding and sub-standard way of living.
  20. Usually located within the city centre, a slum area is characterised by overcrowding, poor housing solutions and insufficient services - social, economic or otherwise.
  21. A slum is a poor neighborhood with many dwellings in bad repair.
  22. a house unfit for human habitation.
  23. a dirty and degraded neighbourhood
  24. Nickname for army stew.