What starts out as Casual Friday must metastasize eventually into slumming Sunday.
Shirley MacLaine, slumming across the pond in Downton Abbey, talks with Sandra McElwaine.
I am not strong enough to go out ‘slumming’ or visiting hospitals, as some girls do.
There's something most distasteful to me, too, about Thyme's going about slumming.
Item, a maiden who believes in education and possesses it, with a few hundred thousand dollars to boot and a taste for slumming.
Like slumming, it is a fad to hit the pipe just once by some adventure seeking people in other walks of life.
How Miss Alice would like that—to catch me going 'slumming' with my maid!
The slumming movement made an early appeal to the younger members of the university.
Jim had never seen these things before; now they were the whole world; he had seen nothing else these slumming days.
Without hesitation Kennedy entered, and we followed, acting the part of a slumming party.
1845, from back slum "dirty back alley of a city, street of poor or low people" (1825), originally a slang or cant word meaning "room," especially "back room" (1812), of unknown origin, pastime popularized by East End novels. Related: slums. Slumscape is from 1947.
"visit slums of a city," especially for diversion or amusement, often under guise of philanthropy, 1884, from slum (n.). Pastime popularized by East End novels. Earlier it meant to visit slums for disreputable purposes or in search of vice (1860). Related: Slumming.
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]
Any inferior and esp unidentifiable food or drink; a nasty nameless stew;slop
[1847+;origin unknown; perhaps a vaguely echoic denigrating coinage related to slum1]