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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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It's as if some (usually non-parents) imagine that, having failed to persuade a baby to remain quiet - preferably with the aid of nothing more than a stern look - the slummy mummy resorts to plugging its mouth with a piece of moulded rubber.
Written from the point of view of a non-conformist cook and foodie, the recipes are divided into practical sections such as Yummy (light meals); Slummy (Quick and easy for weeknights); Earth Mummy (back-to-basics recipes); and Hostess with the Mostest (which covers all things entertaining, from kids' birthday parties to girls' nights in, and, wait for it - Hangover cures).
She had come across a variety of clients from upmarket Harrogate to the mean streets of Moss Side, Manchester, Sloane Rangers to Slummy Mummies.
FIONA NEILL What The Nanny Saw (Penguin Books, pounds 7.99) * THE author of Secret Life Of A Slummy Mummy returns with a new novel about penniless student Ali Sparrow, who becomes the nanny for wealthy couple Bryony and Nick Skinner.
WHAT THE NANNY SAW BY FIONA NEILL IS (Penguin Books, pounds 7.99) THE author of The Secret Life Of A Slummy Mummy returns with a new novel about penniless student Ali Sparrow, who becomes the nanny for wealthy couple Bryony and Nick Skinner.
FIONA NEILL, the author of The Secret Life Of A Slummy Mummy, returns with a new novel about penniless student Ali Sparrow, who becomes the nanny for wealthy couple Bryony and Nick Skinner.
Unfortunately no one will work for free, forcing Carina to make several lackluster improvisations, including hiring an unknown DJ who attends a "slummy" public high school, and buying the appetizers at Trader Joes.
One respondent noted that downtown needed to be cleaned up because of its "slummy" appearance.
Comus-street and districts are unfortunately not as reputable as some of the slummy portions of Liverpool, but one of these concerts did not fail to bring out the better side and grateful enthusiasm of the people.
A novel set in a post nation-state Shanghai in which nanotechnology suffuses its atmosphere and permeates the physiques and psyches of its denizens, The Diamond Age's plot departs from a classic cyberpunk tenor that teems with cyborgs, cyberweapons and slummy characters, and soon transfigures into a complex technosocial intertwinement in which governmental technocracies from diverse factions (the Victorians, the Chinese, the Nipponese and the black community) exert biopolitical policies upon their communities.