skid row is a slang term meaning the area of shantys and/or shacks along the side of the railroad tracks outside of a boom town. perhaps it has something to do with the area of track that the train skids to a stop entering the town, but I am unsure about this.
It can also mean, death row.
Yeah, so? i'm from the other side of the tracks, i'm from skid row, you wanna make something of it?
Poor uncle Jesse, He's been on skid row for 3 years now, I don't know if they're ever going to put him to death.
September 09, 2004