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slumism

[ sluhm-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈslʌm ɪz əm /

noun

the prevalence or increase of urban slums and blighted areas.

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Nearby words

slumberously, slumbershade, slumbery, slumdweller, slumgullion, slumism, slumlord, slummy, slump, slump test, slumpflation

Origin of slumism

First recorded in 1965–70; slum + -ism
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