slum

slum 1845, from back slum "back alley, street of poor people" (1825), originally a slang word meaning "room," especially "back room" (1812), of unknown origin. Go slumming is from 1884, pastime popularized by East End novels. Slumlord first attested 1953, from slum landlord (1893).

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  • slum — slum·ber·er; slum·ber·ous; slum·bery; slum·dom; slum·gul·lion; slum·mage; slum·mock; slum·my; slum; slum·ber; slum·ber·ous·ly; slum·ber·ous·ness; slum·brous; slum·brous·ly; …   English syllables

  • Slum — in Mumbai Slum in der Dominik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Slum — Pays  Croatie Comitat Istrie Municipalité Lanišće Altitude 563 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • slum — s.n. Casă mizeră, insalubră. ♦ (la pl.) Cartier de case mizere şi insalubre în ghetourile din S.U.a. [pron. slam, pl. slums. / < engl. slum]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  SLUM SLAM/ s. n. casă mizeră, insalubră. ♢ ( …   Dicționar Român

  • slum — ● slum nom masculin (anglais slum) Quartier de taudis, bidonville. slum [slœm] n. m. ÉTYM. 1927; mot angl. (1825), « taudis ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Taudis; habitation vétuste, délabrée (d abord en milieu an …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • slum — sb., men el. met, slum, mene, i sms. slum , fx slumområde …   Dansk ordbog

  • slum — [slum] n. [c. 1800 < cant: orig. sense, a room < ?] 1. a usually heavily populated area of a city, characterized by poverty, poor housing, etc. 2. something considered to be like a slum, as in being dilapidated or dirty vi. slummed,… …   English World dictionary

  • Slum — (sl[u^]m), n. [CF. {Slump}, n.] 1. A foul back street of a city, especially one filled with a poor, dirty, degraded, and often vicious population; any low neighborhood or dark retreat; usually in the plural; as, Westminster slums are haunts for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slum — (sl[u^]m), v. i. To visit or frequent slums, esp. out of curiosity, or for purposes of study, etc. Also called {go slumming}. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slum — [slam, engl. slʌm] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. slum, eigtl. »kleine, schmutzige Gasse«, weitere Herkunft unsicher> (meist Plur.) Elendsviertel [von Großstädten] …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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