slumlord

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noun slum·lord \ˈsləm-ˌlȯrd\

Definition of slumlord

  1. :  a landlord who receives unusually large profits from substandard properties

Origin and Etymology of slumlord

1slum + landlord


First Known Use: 1953


SLUMLORD Defined for English Language Learners

slumlord

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noun slum·lord \ˈsləm-ˌlȯrd\

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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