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1. Another term for "ghetto." Except that slums would be used more to describe a metropolitan ghetto rather than a small town ghetto.

2. Originaly used to desribe the ghetto neighborhoods of New York city and Los Angeles.

(also see "hoodlums.")
I had to work real hard to rise up from the slums.
by Legs (Saintt) December 02, 2006
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A person who hangs around a lower social level than one's own for the purpose of drugs, free loader

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A classy person hanging around drug dealers for a free fix
Man what happen to that girl we went to school with? She use to be hott and classy now she's a slum!

I remember that guy from school, he played ball and everything now he has turned into a slum!
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Poor quality, poor performance, not necessarily referring to poverty. A sad, destitute state. Evidence of decline (in quality)
That was such a slum performance by the band today.

I haven't gone to school for three days, and haven't done a drop of homework, i'm really slumming man.
by Chaz February 14, 2005
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The Luxury Circle Trailer Park in Jackson, New Jersey... home of Hoop, the Mountain Man
There is a big sign that says "slum" in front of the luxury circe trailer park.
by heb August 31, 2005
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A more formal name for the ghetto.
It's hard to believe that some people ACTUALLY take pride in living in the slums. They sure must love the poverty, violence, and poor educational system of such an environment.
by AYB September 24, 2003
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