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slummy

[sluhm-ee] /ˈslʌm i/
adjective, slummier, slummiest.
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a slum:
a slummy part of town.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; slum + -y1
Related forms
slumminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for slumminess

slummy

adj.

1873, from slum (n.) + -y (2). Related: Slummily; slumminess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for slumminess

slum 2

noun

Any inferior and esp unidentifiable food or drink; a nasty nameless stew;slop

[1847+;origin unknown; perhaps a vaguely echoic denigrating coinage related to slum1]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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