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gentrification (ˌdʒɛntrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən Pronunciation for gentrification

Definitions

noun

  1. (British) a process by which middle-class people take up residence in a traditionally working-class area of a city, changing the character of the area

Derived Forms

ˈgentriˌfier noun

Word Origin

C20: from gentrify (to become gentry)

Example Sentences Including 'gentrification'

) The sleepy charm that first attracted gentrification appears fairly resilient.
Jepson, Tim Umbria - the green heart of Italy
As was widely remarked at the time, football was in transition, as expressed in the growing gentrification of the game.
Spiked (2004)
Ben Cheever, the son of the short-story genius John Cheever, calls it "the ultimate gentrification story".
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
If gentrification means going after the fashionista crowd" But it is a $4-million reconstruction, so in that sense it is gentrification.
Globe and Mail (2003)
One matronly woman with a Phyllis Diller hair-do was holding forth on the blessings of gentrification.
Shell, Ray Iced
TWO WEEKS ago, this page highlighted the gentrification of the WOMAD festival.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
They said the reason for the shift of wealth was rapid gentrification of inner-city suburbs.
Misc (1995)

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