from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The modern city, especially when characterized as congested and crime-ridden.
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- noun idiomatic A
cityor urbanarea, where the landscapeis covered by pavementand the environmentis alienatingand unsafe.
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From W. R. Burnett's novel The Asphalt Jungle (1949).
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