an excessively high rent; esp., a rent whose annual amount is equal, or almost equal, to the value of the property
Origin of rack-rentrack, + rent
to exact rack-rent from
transitive verbrack-rent·ed, rack-rent·ing, rack-rents
To exact exorbitant rent for or from.
Origin of rack-rentFrom rack1.
(plural rack rents)
- a rent equal or nearly equal to the annual value of the property
- an excessive rent