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.
- A heavily populated urban area characterized by substandard housing and squalor. Often used in the plural.
- To visit impoverished areas or squalid locales, especially out of curiosity or for amusement.
- slum it To endure conditions or accommodations that are worse than what one is accustomed to.