rack-rent

verb
\ ˈrak-ˌrent How to pronounce rack-rent (audio) \
rack-rented; rack-renting; rack-rents

Definition of rack-rent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to subject to rack rent

rack rent

noun

Definition of rack rent (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an excessive or unreasonably high rent
2 British : the highest rent that can be earned on a property

First Known Use of rack-rent

Verb

1621, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rack-rent

Noun

rack entry 2

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“Rack-rent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rack-rents. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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