Skid-row meaning

A usually run-down section of a city frequented by indigent alcoholics, vagrants, derelicts, etc.
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A squalid district inhabited chiefly by derelicts and vagrants.
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An especially dilapidated section of a city, characterized by run-down or abandoned buildings, alcoholism and homelessness, and vices such as drug dealing and prostitution.
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A colloquial designation of a run-down district of Los Angeles.
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Origin of skid-row

  • 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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary