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See also: skidrow
Probably from skid road (“a road along which logs were skidded”), transferred to the streets of towns where loggers had recreation on their time off.
- An especially dilapidated section of a city, characterized by run-down or abandoned buildings, alcoholism and homelessness, and vices such as drug dealing and prostitution.
- A colloquial designation of a run-down district of Los Angeles.
an especially dilapidated section of a city