- very or excessively refined or elegant.
- subjected to gentrification.
Origin of gentrified
- to alter (a deteriorated urban neighborhood) through the buying and renovation of houses and stores by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, raising property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.
- to conform to an upper- or middle-class lifestyle; make appealing to those with more affluent tastes: Fish and chips have been gentrified.
- to undergo this type of change: Some neighborhoods gentrify more quickly than others.
Origin of gentrify
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Examples from the Web for gentrified
The City in the 70s would be unrecognizable to denizens of the gentrified metropolis of today.‘When the Garden Was Eden’: Why New York City Needs the Knicks Now More Than Ever
April 19, 2014
I grew up on the Lower East Side—before it was gentrified—and I have a high school diploma.Rosario Dawson on ‘Cesar Chavez,’ Immigration, Gentrification in NYC, and Beating Hollywood Bias
March 19, 2014
Among the professional bohemians of gentrified Tribeca, Karl Taro Greenfeld spins mesmerizing stories in Triburbia.Karl Taro Greenfeld on His Novel “Triburbia,” Con Men, and Literary Success
August 9, 2012
Now the area, called Fondren, has gentrified and is filled with shops, restaurants, and progressive-minded residents.Meet the Woman in Charge of the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi
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Word Origin and History for gentrified
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper