Slang an absentee landlord of slum dwellings, esp. one who charges inflated rents and neglects upkeep
Origin of slumlordslum + (land)lord
An owner of slum property, especially one that overcharges tenants and allows the property to deteriorate.
Origin of slumlordslum (land)lord
- (pejorative) A person who makes money by renting housing that is kept in poor condition.