Slum (?), n. [CF. Slump, n.]


A foul back street of a city, especially one filled with a poor, dirty, degraded, and often vicious population; any low neighborhood or dark retreat; -- usually in the plural; as, Westminster slums are haunts for theives. Dickens.

2. pl. (Mining)

Same as Slimes.


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Slum (?), v. i.

To visit or frequent slums, esp. out of curiosity, or for purposes of study, etc. [Colloq.]


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