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slum

a squalid section of a city, characterized by inferior living conditions and usually by overcrowding

Slum

An overcrowded, dirty, neglected, unhygienic area of decaying buildings normally inhabited by economically disadvantaged people.

slum

An area within a city characterized by deteriorated buildings, unsanitary conditions, and high population densities.
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As we pedal five abreast over the canal bridge, linking Miramar with Vedado, to the slummy neighborhoods of Havana Central, Arturo tells me about his devotion to Santeria.
Another cafe on the same block that juts out from a slummy townhouse, pays less for its patch of sidewalk.
Analysts say, PTI is clearing the area after the government pinned the cancellation of Chinese president's visit to Pakistan on the unruly protest demos that have turned the federal capital's 'Red Zone' into a slummy tent city.
The Duchess can therefore hardly resort to the occasional slummy day like most mothers-to-be - wearing a 'tent-dress' to cover a growing tummy, or pulling on a size 14 jumper over maternity jeans.
I wince when I hear slummy mummies screeching to toddlers about how worthless they are.
You bought me my first car and you were always there for me, giving me slummy and coming for Christmas dinner.
Why inflict on poor slummy mummies like me the necessity to go to such monumental bother when we've got a gazillion other things piling up on our to-do list.
She found herself in a slummy quarter of the town and was just thinking to herself: 'How disgusting.
THE SECRET LIFE OF A SLUMMY MUMMY by Fiona Neill (Arrow, pounds 6.
Watch how Melanie was transformed from slummy mummy to yummy mummy on Gok's Fashion Fix on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4 GLUM TO GLAM: Mum Melanie got a touch of Gok magic and turned into a happier glam mam (far left)
It had a lot more going for it, you'd think, than a slummy slice of Salford, a nod to a bunch of unlovable Cockneys and a collection of yokels.
Posh Spice looked more slummy mummy than her usual perfectly dressed self when she was spotted with her kids at a food store in Beverly Hills.