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gentrified

[jen-truh-fahyd] /ˈdʒɛn trəˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
very or excessively refined or elegant.
2.
subjected to gentrification.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; gentrify + -ed2

gentrify

[jen-truh-fahy] /ˈdʒɛn trəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), gentrified, gentrifying.
1.
to improve (a neighborhood) by gentrification.
verb (used without object), gentrified, gentrifying.
2.
to undergo gentrification:
Some neighborhoods gentrify more easily than others.
Origin
1970-75; gentry + -fy
Related forms
gentrifier, noun
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Examples from the web for gentrified
  • But you have the feeling that once these places are gentrified, the birth rate will drop.
  • In the past decade, as cities have gentrified, the suburbs have continued to grow at a breakneck pace.
  • Hopefully the former has improved without being utterly gentrified.
  • Miso soup is gentrified, with a dense fragrance of enoki mushrooms and truffle oil.
  • The food, on the other hand, is decidedly gentrified.
  • As these things inexorably go, the area quickly gentrified, becoming too expensive for the early adopters.
  • But now network dramas and sitcoms have been gentrified.
  • gentrified soccer stadiums and ballparks lean more heavily on corporate dollars than the wallet of the average fan.
  • It is a slum here, gentrified there, brand new over there.
  • Now that the neighborhood is more gentrified, perhaps they should rename it after someone who represents gentrification.
Word Origin and History for gentrified

gentrify

v.

"renovate inner-city housing to middle-class standards," by 1972, from gentry + -fy. Related: Gentrified, which was used from early 19c. of persons.

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