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[sluhm-ee] /ˈslʌm i/
adjective, slummier, slummiest.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a slum:
a slummy part of town.
Origin of slummy
1855-60; slum + -y1
Related forms
slumminess, noun Unabridged
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  • Maybe that's why he died in that slummy hotel with the needle sticking out of his arm.
Word Origin and History for slummy

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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slum 2


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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