One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a slummy area of town’
seedy, insalubrious, squalid, sleazy, seamy, sordid, dingy, mean, wretched
run down, down at heel, shabby, dilapidated, in disrepair, neglected, uncared-for, unmaintained, depressed
informal crummy, scruffy, scuzzy, grungy
British informal grotty
North American informal shacky, skanky
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