Meaning of INNER CITY in English

INNER CITY

{n.}, {colloquial} Densely populated neighborhoods in large metropolitan areas inhabited by low income families usually of minority backgrounds, such as Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, or African Americans; characterized by slums and government-owned high rises. * /Joe comes from the inner city - he may need help with his reading./

Dictionary of English idioms .      Словарь английских идиом.