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 2, 2006
Michael: where do you live?
Malcolm: I’m from the slums
by thealmightygoat December 10, 2017
Melbourne slang; when a tram is packed and all of the seats are taken, one has to resort to sitting in the 'slums'. the slums are the steps of the tram near the electric doors.
person 1: shit this tram is packed!!!
person 2: lets just go sit in the slums...
by caseycwistian4lyfe September 7, 2008
When you're slightly tipsy/buzzed, and you simply refuse to do anything involving physical movement because you just can't be bothered.
Sarah: Hey, you gonna dance?
Joe: Hell no, I'm slummed... you do it...
by Firelovesugar January 11, 2009
When rich kids go and live in poverty for the experience , to prove they are artists, musicians , for entertainment , feel like they are connected to real life , but usually get money from mom, dad, uncle, to exist. And they can leave it anytime they want and go back to the upper middle class and upper class milieu live off of wealthy parents, relatives, friends . As usual they usually go and work in finance and banking and screw the common people . A song by Pulp called Common People is an example in the lyrics .
How's that old ex rich girlfriend of yours doing ?
2: Well she went slumming it in downtown Detroit . She would run around without any shoes and clothes and give services to johns . She then had her daddy bail her out a few months later . Now she's working as a financier, in derivatives , offshoring, writing loans to people who can't afford the mortgage and the like
by ymouszanon September 16, 2018
A person who hangs around a lower social level than one's own for the purpose of drugs, free loader

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!
by ashane July 10, 2017
to hang out- or go out with someone on a lesser scale than you
a senior "slumming" a freshman to get some nice tyte pussy wit lil or no hard work

by Anonymous August 31, 2003