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1.
Also known as Steel City, L-Town, Little Cleveland, or simply the ghetto. Incredibly well known for its large Hispanic population, crime rate, steel mills, and extremely poor inhabitants. Most people that live in Lorain want to get out, but very few do. People from Lorain are hardcore; we don't start things, we finish them. Hometown of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.

Can be used as an adjective to mean "ghetto".
Look at that guy, he's sooooo Lorain.
by TheRevolutionary April 13, 2011
 
2.
1. A slang term for anything that's similar to Lorain, Ohio (ghetto, gangsta, dirty, etc.).

2. An industrial slum city on Lake Erie in NE Ohio in the Cleveland area. Its nicknames include L-Town, Steel City, Lo-City, 440, and Puerto Ricohio. There's a very large steel mill located in Lorain, and Lorain has the highest Hispanic % of any city in Ohio (mostly Puerto Rican/Boricua). Lorain is infamous for its very high crime rate, gangs, poverty, pollution, decay/abandonment, 3rd world conditions, large Puerto Rican (and black) community, and industrial origins. The people who live here also have great pride for the city, despite how bad it is. We do have Lakeview Park, and the SW and NE sides are decent. Unlike most people on this site who say their city is ghetto (when its really safe and suburban), Lorain is actually a very gangsta/dangerous city. Even much worse than its cousin to the south, Elyria (Southside Elyria, Thug City is very ghetto though).
1. Cleveland is ghetto, dirty, and has giant steel mills, Lorain?.

2. Suburban Guy: "Where you from"
South Lorain Guy: "Lorain"
Suburban Guy: "Oh god, please don't kill me!"
(Suburban Guy runs away crying)
by MartinezLorain May 05, 2009
 
3.
A stupid city in Ohio, full of crime and diversity. It's pretty much the gayest city in the world.
MAN: I'm from Lorain.

WOMAN: I'll never sleep with you
by Anonymous in Lorain July 14, 2008
 
4.
the city in ohio off of lake erie where everyone hates to live but never wants to leave
lorain a crappy yet loved place
by pamela traster July 29, 2008