Slum vs Shantytowns - What's the difference?

slum | shantytowns |


As nouns the difference between slum and shantytowns

is that slum is a dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty while shantytowns is .

As a verb slum

is to visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

slum

English

(wikipedia slum)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
  • Go to the half built-upon slums behind Battlebridge [...] you will find groups of boys [...] squatting in the mud, among the rubbish, the broken bricks, the dust-heaps, and the fragments of timber [...].
  • :*Charles Dickens, Gambling .
  • Derived terms

    * slumdog * slumdom

    Verb

    (slumm)
  • To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
  • To associate with people or engage in activities with a status below one's own.
  • Anagrams

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    shantytowns

    English

    Noun

    (head)