[ jen-truh-fahyd ]


  1. very or excessively refined or elegant.
  2. subjected to gentrification.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gentrified1

First recorded in 1975–80; gentrify + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

Adapted from a web series of the same name, it stars creators Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman as childhood friends living in the eponymous, relatively un-gentrified section of Central Brooklyn.

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I feel like mambo sauce is and always will be one of the pre-gentrified artifacts of the city.

The next will be Ridgewood in Queens, Moss says, close to the already hyper-gentrified Bushwick and Greenpoint.

The City in the 70s would be unrecognizable to denizens of the gentrified metropolis of today.

I grew up on the Lower East Side—before it was gentrified—and I have a high school diploma.

Among the professional bohemians of gentrified Tribeca, Karl Taro Greenfeld spins mesmerizing stories in Triburbia.

Now the area, called Fondren, has gentrified and is filled with shops, restaurants, and progressive-minded residents.


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