Definition of slumlord
: a landlord who receives unusually large profits from substandard properties
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Now his company has become a slumlord of sorts throughout Southern California.
TrumPutin’s chief lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, is severely out of his depth because this isn’t a slumlord case or a public relations dispute, but a complex congressional and Justice Department investigation.
Trump treated the NATO leaders like a slumlord who, to justify raising the rent, points to his tenants’ lavish spending habits.
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Origin and Etymology of slumlord
1slum + landlord
First Known Use: 1953See Words from the same year
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Definition of slumlord for English Language Learners
: a person who owns a building with apartments that are in bad condition and rents them to poor people
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