[ sluhm-ee ]
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adjective,slum·mi·er, slum·mi·est.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a slum: a slummy part of town.

Origin of slummy

First recorded in 1855–60; slum + -y1

Other words from slummy

  • slum·mi·ness, noun

Words Nearby slummy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use slummy in a sentence

  • We then drove to the gardens, which lie across the river, in quite a slummy part of the town.

    A Journal from Japan | Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • The narrow streets of Westminster are curious and interesting, if occasionally just a trifle "slummy."

  • Once, I remember coming home sick at heart, from a visitation of one such slummy "lane."

  • It turned out to be a straggling row of rather slummy-looking cottages, with a post office, a general shop, and a public-house.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl | Angela Brazil
  • The earl was very much interested in the slums, perhaps because he was rather poor himself, if not quite slummy.

    Through the Eye of the Needle | William Dean Howells