Definition of skid row noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skid row

 noun
noun
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[uncountable](informal, especially North American English)
 
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used to describe the poorest part of a town, the sort of place where people who have no home or job and who drink too much alcohol live to be on skid row Word Origin 1930s: alteration of skid road.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: skid row