A term used in the United States referring to a place in a large city that is mostly populated by poor minorities. It has nothing to do with the actual inner part of a city, and generally refers to a wedge-shaped area within the city limits that separates the downtown area from the suburbs, such as the Bronx in NYC, the South and West Sides of Chicago, Dorchester and Roxbury in Boston, and South Central Los Angeles.
The inner part of a city is the downtown area, but the part that is called "inner city" is the outside part.
by vetchling April 08, 2007
Almost always used to describe poor minorities living near a city. This doesn't actually mean they live IN a city. Plenty of people live in a city, but would never be described as "inner city."
by Ando June 29, 2004
Logically, the "inner city" would be 5th Avenue where Trump Tower is, which is as "inner" as it gets. But it actually refers to the ghetto, even if the ghetto is on the outskirts and nowhere near the center of the city. It's a way of reinforcing the racist perception that "city=crime=black people."
by Ignatzz November 20, 2019
Where President Trump believes all black people live. It's believed Trump views "inner cities" as synonymous with black people, poverty, crime, poor education, burning cities, looting and riots. There's uncertainty as to whether the Donald knows black Americans can exist outside urban areas, as he often immediately discusses the inner cities when meeting one in person.
"I would be a president for all of the people. African-Americans, the inner cities. Devastating what's happening to our inner cities."
by +ApN+ January 17, 2017
by kalah October 17, 2005
The biggest group of thug ballers. If you are a member of the Inner City Chosen, your well known, the guys want to be you, and the ladies want to be with you.
by Dat City Kid December 23, 2009
When you tie someone down, skeet their eyes shut, and repeatedly hit them with a shovel. It is optional to also scream " Who's your daddy!"
by Brandon White October 30, 2007