Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “inner city”

inner city

noun [C]
 
 
the part of a city that is closest to the centre, often where buildings are in a bad condition and there are social problems: a plan to tackle rising crime in inner citiesAreas in towns and cities
inner-city
 
 
/ˈɪnəˌsɪti/ adjective [always before noun]
inner-city schools
(Definition of inner city from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “inner city” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scrumpy

an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More