adjective, slummier, slummiest.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a slum: a slummy part of town.

1855–60; slum + -y1

slumminess, noun Unabridged
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slum (slʌm)
1.  a squalid overcrowded house, etc
2.  (often plural) a squalid section of a city, characterized by inferior living conditions and usually by overcrowding
3.  (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of slums: slum conditions
vb , slums, slumming, slummed
4.  to visit slums, esp for curiosity
5.  Also: slum it to suffer conditions below those to which one is accustomed
[C19: originally slang, of obscure origin]

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Maybe that's why he died in that slummy hotel with the needle sticking out of his arm.
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