gentrifier

gentrify

[jen-truh-fahy]
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

gentrifier, noun
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gentrification (ˌdʒɛntrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
(Brit) a process by which middle-class people take up residence in a traditionally working-class area of a city, changing the character of the area
 
[C20: from gentrify (to become gentry)]
 
'gentrifier
 
n

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