Definition of "inner-city" []

  • The parts of a city in or near its centre, esp when they are associated with poverty, unemployment, substandard housing, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Of, pertaining to, or situated in the central part of a city, especially an older, populous area of low-income or immigrant families (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "inner-city" in a sentence
  • "Wealthy suburban school districts are almost exclusively white; poor inner-city schools are often composed exclusively of African-American and Hispanic students."
  • "His navy blue Dockers and navy socks, powder blue Guayabera shirt and black leather comfort shoes make him look more like a vacationing grandfather than an inner-city parish priest."
  • "The contrast between its inner-city location and its middle-class, commuter congregants is striking at Bethel, and is a concern for Reid, who has suggested ideas such as “dress down Sunday” as possible strategies for “attracting the poor” to church."