Definitions

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  • proper n. An area in east Toronto, Canada, with certain poor neighbourhoods and youth gangs, loosely compared with Harlem in New York.

Etymologies

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Blend of Scarborough and Harlem

Examples

  • I happened to notice this local headline this morning: "Don't call it 'Scarlem' - Scarborough councillors to debate today if area gets fair shake from city".

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Remember our discussion about crime rates in “Scarlem” early last year?

    Mapping Homicides in the GTA : Law is Cool

  • The article says: ". . . an invitation to Toronto Life magazine representatives to discuss an article portraying the former city as a bleak, gang-infested "Scarlem."

    Archive 2008-01-01

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