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


skid row

; NAmE
[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 Origin1930s: alteration of skid road.
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