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cabbagetown

[kab-ij-toun] /ˈkæb ɪdʒˌtaʊn/
noun, Canadian.
1.
a depressed or dilapidated urban area, especially a city slum.
Origin
after Cabbagetown, a depressed area of Toronto, allegedly so called because its inhabitants' diet consisted mainly of cabbage
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British Dictionary definitions for cabbage town

Cabbagetown

/ˈkæbɪdʒˌtaʊn/
noun
1.
a former slum area of Toronto, now known for its Victorian architecture and thriving arts community
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