slummy

[ sluhm-ee ]
/ ˈslʌm i /

adjective, slum·mi·er, slum·mi·est.

of, relating to, or characteristic of a slum: a slummy part of town.

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Origin of slummy

First recorded in 1855–60; slum + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM slummy

slum·mi·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for slummy

  • The narrow streets of Westminster are curious and interesting, if occasionally just a trifle "slummy."

  • 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
  • Don't you believe she has been led away into any slummy place, for the sake of politics or anything else.

    Sunrise|William Black