billy-goat hill n.
(US) an area of town where a certain class of people live, usu. the poor, but occas. the better-off; note one such goat’s gulch in Kansas was gentrified and re-nicknamed Angora Heights.
|Coast V 199/2: There was a number iv thravellin’ shanties round town that wud put a quietus t’ th’ shanties in goat town, Frisco.|
|‘Miscellany’ AS X:1 80/2: Closely allied to the Toonerville concept is the satirical reference made to that nondescript neighborhood on the outskirts of a town [...] such a straggling neighborhood may be referred to as Billy-Goat Hill.|
|in DARE I 238/2: Billy-goat alley – a slummy place [...] (Part of a town where poorer people live) [...] Billy-goat hill.|
|(ref. to 1890s)Nashville in the 1890s 92: The only two wards where they polled a respectable plurality were known as ‘Billy Goat Hill’ and ‘Varmint Town’.|
|Rainbow Quest 153: Pico Place (known locally as Goat’s Gulch) in Santa Monica.|