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  1. present participle of slum


slumming (plural slummings)

  1. A period of associating with people or engaging in activities with a status below one's own.
    • 1933, Dylan Thomas, From a Letter to my Aunt, Discussing the Correct Approach to Modern Poetry
      Few understand the works of Cummings,
      And few James Joyce's mental slummings,
      And few young Auden's coded chatter;
      But then it is the few that matter.
    • 1942, Opera News (volume 7, page 26)
      Sir Arthur Sullivan, genius of the comic-opera is — by a curious paradox of fate — remembered on the centenary of his birth by those very scores which he considered his musical slummings []