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slum 1

v,v phr

To visit places or consort with persons below one's place or dignity; mix with one's inferiors: So we went slumming over in Philadelphia

[1884+; fr slum, ''wretched poor area,'' origin unknown]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • One season we go slumming, and the next we are all socialists.

  • The thoughts sit in the Park sometimes, but sometimes they go slumming.

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • I've told mother if she doesn't take me abroad I'll go slumming.

    The Champagne Standard

    Mrs. John Lane
  • While you go slumming with the Seraph, I shall be talking to the Snake!

    The Desert and The Sown Mary Hallock Foote
  • Don't fancy, for instance, that I am exhorting you to go slumming.

    August First

    Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray
  • But most of the tenderfeet that come here hanker to go slumming, as they call it.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson
  • Gorki completely satisfied that strange but almost universal desire of well-fed and comfortable people to go slumming.

    Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps
  • You might inquire into them, as you might go slumming, but they remained suspect and distasteful.

    Character and Opinion in the United States

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  • One night, we thought it would be fun to go slumming and see how the other half lived.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht Margaret Love Sanderson
  • I'll be delighted to go slumming for you any time again that you say, and please don't mind asking me.

    The Witness Grace Livingston Hill Lutz

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