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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLUM

If they were poor, like the slum people, I could understand it better.

Slum slid from the bar to the ground, and his deep-set eyes were smiling again.

Slum lowered his cocktail and turned a disgusted look on him.

It was like a slum hidden away in the heart of a fashionable city.

The same procedure was followed at noon when slum was served.

It would have been amazing if I had stuck in the mire of the slum.

I got out of the brougham and ran through a slum, or I'd have lost my train.

She is one of the children in our slum neighborhood that we 48 have not been able to reach.

Hence, I say, in the battle with the slum we win or we perish.

And to the selfishness of the trader has been added the threat of the slum.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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