Slumlord meaning

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

  • slum (land)lord

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From slum + landlord

    From Wiktionary