Definition of tent city in English:

tent city


  • A large collection of tents, typically one forming temporary or makeshift accommodation for refugees or homeless people.

    • ‘To cope with the millions expected to arrive daily in Allahabad, the authorities have constructed a giant tent city.’
    • ‘Camp Premier is a tent city erected for the homeless.’
    • ‘Authorities asked residents to take pilgrims into their homes, while a tent city was opened on the outskirts of the capital.’
    • ‘Take the idea of the tent city in Vancouver, where homeless people put it all on the line to protest homelessness and government inactivity.’
    • ‘Next to the camp was a large tent city, housing hundreds of volunteers who had come to support the military by cooking, cleaning, and clearing debris.’