1. slum

noun. ['ˈslʌm'] a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions.


  • city district
  • shantytown
  • slum area


  • overspend
  • underspend
  • keep down
  • dematerialize

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Rhymes with Slum

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • become
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • scum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from
  • drumm

Sentences with slum

1. Adjective
Work with slum dwellers who need your help to construct decent housing.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Subsequent purchasers in what had become a neglected slum carried on the tradition.

Quotes about slum

1. I am aware it's easy and may be fashionable to pose with a slum child, and the irony of getting the media along means that it can come across as disingenuous. But you take these things on board, and you hope you mean it whenever you get stuck into something.
- Erin O'Connor

2. slum

verb. ['ˈslʌm'] spend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure; usage considered condescending and insensitive.


  • pass


  • stay in place
  • be born