Skid Row Definition
- desolation row
- the dumps
- run-down neighborhood
Other Word Forms of Skid Row
Origin of Skid Row
Probably from skid road (“a road along which logs were skidded"), transferred to the streets of towns where loggers had recreation on their time off.
Alteration of skid road (from the fact that it once referred to a downtown area frequented by loggers)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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