A dangerous and dirty part of town is an example of a slum.
A building that is falling down and in disrepair is an example of a slum.
When a rich person goes to spend time in a really poor neighborhood, this is an example of a time when he slums.
Grew up in a slum near downtown; lived in the slums by the river.
- To endure conditions or accommodations that are worse than what one is accustomed to.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of slum
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition