verb (used without object), slummed, slum·ming.
- slumber party,
Origin of slum
Examples from the Web for slumming
Shirley MacLaine, slumming across the pond in Downton Abbey, talks with Sandra McElwaine.‘A Certain Age’—Shirley MacLaine Rattles Downton Abbey|Sandra McElwaine|December 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What starts out as Casual Friday must metastasize eventually into Slumming Sunday.
"But helping Annie Pore keep store is not slumming," said Dee, the dimple in her chin deepening.
"I never cared for slumming," she announced that night when we had retired to the girls' wing.
They search out their victims, wile them away from business cares by sensuous charms, take them slumming, drug them and rob them.The Vice Bondage of a Great City or the Wickedest City in the World|Robert O. Harland
Item, a maiden who believes in education and possesses it, with a few hundred thousand dollars to boot, and a taste for slumming.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
At last Leah took the word: "We have come while Florrie is at her slumming—"Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
verb slums, slumming or slummed (intr)
Word Origin for slum
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.