inner-city Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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Meaning of "inner-city" - American English Dictionary

inner-cityadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɪn·ər ˌsit̬·i/
found in or involving the older, central part of a city where there are poor people and bad housing: There are more problems in large, inner-city school districts.
inner city
noun [C]  us   /ˈɪn·ər ˈsit̬·i/
The program gives kids from the inner city a taste of the wilderness.
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