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slumlord

[sluhm-lawrd]
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noun
  1. a landlord who owns slum buildings, especially one who fails to maintain or improve the buildings and charges tenants exorbitant rents.

Origin of slumlord

First recorded in 1950–55; slum + lord
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British Dictionary definitions for slumlord

slumlord

noun
  1. informal, mainly US and Canadian an absentee landlord of slum property, esp one who profiteers
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Word Origin and History for slumlord

n.

also slum-lord, 1899, from slum landlord (1885); see slum (n.) + landlord.

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