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[loh-rent] /ˈloʊˈrɛnt/
Informal. second-rate; bargain-basement.
Origin of low-rent
First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If such a man has a long lease at a low rent, he may be overwhelmed in debt, and leave his land in very bad condition.

  • Others, lured by a low rent, came, and after a month's trial departed also.

    The Pagan's Cup Fergus Hume
  • Good land at a high rent is always better than poor land at a low rent; the average profit per acre on 5s.

  • High or low wages and profit are the causes of high or low price; high or low rent is the effect of it.

  • Rate would be high; but low rent probably makes up the difference.

    The Firebug Roy J. Snell
  • That low rent, combined with the profuse and inexpensive markets of the town, makes Baltimore a cheap place in which to live.

  • To let it to you, that you might have the use of it, at a low rent.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • Ballymoy House, even if let at a low rent, is an expensive place to live in.

    The Simpkins Plot George A. Birmingham
  • She engaged rooms at a low rent, and found plenty of volunteer assistance on all sides.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • The woman had paid the low rent in advance for the month, which had just ended; it had been the month of August.

    Erick and Sally Johanna Spyri
British Dictionary definitions for low rent


(informal) cheap and inferior: low-rent films
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for low rent

low rent

noun phrase

A sexually promiscuous woman; pushover (1960s+ Students)



Cheap; second-rate; inferior: and from that low-rent lunch at the Century Plaza/ Plug themselves into some low-rent section of the brain. Some dud bit of the brain/ I'm having trouble deciding whether he's classically Rabelaisian or just low-end

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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