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- v. Present participle of slum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. Visiting slums. Sometimes used humorously, in reference to the appearance of a dignified person in a situation generally thought of as low-class.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The practice of visiting slums, often for mere curiosity or as an amusement.
- n. The washing of earthy matter, pulverized rock, etc., to separate a desired element, as fossil remains or grains of ore.
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Portraying a radio interview as "slumming" is an example of a classic propaganda move.
Whether or not it was "slumming" is irrelevant, because that has no bearing on the validity of his arguments.
York it might be called slumming, but every old crawfish ditch and dirty alley was dear to me.
Better yet, it echoes a distant Bowery practice known as slumming, in which gaggles of Gilded Age gentry would tour its saloons, opium dens and slums, all for that fluttering thrill of There but for the Grace of God - and the Breaks of Privilege and Birthright - Go I.
"It's easy to just dismiss her - to say this was just some wealthy, sophisticated, privileged person doing what they used to call 'slumming,' " Amram says.
West End to return the "slumming" the West End has done in the East.
The designers have realized that they can make tons of money by "slumming" it in discount stores.
Usually, "class differences" that cause problems between a couple aren't about class, but instead about immaturity -- say, if Upper is high on feeling superior; if Lower is out to prove something; if Upper is "slumming" just to stick it to a high-end family; if Lower is shameful or defensive about humble origins; etc.
Think Marie Antoinette playing shepherdess, or people who love "slumming" when they go out to bars.
Most whites, however, at first were only "slumming," venturing uptown in hot pursuit of "a marvelous dark continent a dangerous jungle" of drink, drugs, sex and music.