1. 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.
2. pl. Mining Same as Slimes.
Slum v. i. To visit or frequent slums, esp. out of curiosity, or for purposes of study, etc. Also called go slumming. [Colloq.]
n : a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living
conditions [syn: slum area]
v : visit slums for entertainment or out of curiosity
[also: slumming, slummed]