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cabbagetown

[kab-ij-toun]
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noun Canadian.
  1. a depressed or dilapidated urban area, especially a city slum.

Origin of cabbagetown

after Cabbagetown, a depressed area of Toronto, allegedly so called because its inhabitants' diet consisted mainly of cabbage
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British Dictionary definitions for cabbagetown

Cabbagetown

noun
  1. a former slum area of Toronto, now known for its Victorian architecture and thriving arts community
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