cardboard city

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cardboard city

An area heavily populated by homeless people (who sometimes use cardboard for warmth or makeshift shelter). Our local government does little to help the cardboard city, and it just keeps growing in size.
See also: city

cardboard city

an area of a large city where many people without a home sleep outside
Usage notes: Cardboard is a type of thick, stiff paper used to make the type of boxes that people living outside sometimes sleep in to keep warm.
Young people come to the capital full of hope and end up in cardboard city.
See also: city