Definition of slummy in English:

slummy

adjective

  • Full of slums, or resembling a slum:

    ‘a slummy neighbourhood’
    • ‘He had seen it lying in the window of a frowsy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town (just what quarter he did not now remember) and had been stricken immediately by an overwhelming desire to possess it.’
    • ‘You only need to look at the gap sites on Edinburgh's Princes Street or the slummy conditions on Oxford Street in London to realise that.’
    • ‘‘I was born in the slummy area around Glasgow,’ recalls McCormack.’
    • ‘For that, we expect to go to some slummy, run down shack under the bridge and have to endure the shouting, spitting, ignorant crowds of ‘natives’ and potcakes.’
    • ‘Now, I'm going to start you off easy, down the slummy end of Chapel Street where the poor, backpacking, vagrant, and ugly are relegated to.’
    • ‘What was leisurely at the start of the day, though, would become a slummy, sweaty, altogether unflattering affair in the Sacramento sun.’
    seedy, insalubrious, squalid, sleazy, seamy, sordid, dingy, mean, wretched
    run down, down at heel, shabby, dilapidated, in disrepair, neglected, uncared-for, unmaintained, depressed
    crummy, scruffy, scuzzy, grungy
    grotty
    shacky, skanky
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Pronunciation

slummy

/ˈslʌmi/