[an-tee-rent, an-tahy-]


noting or pertaining to a political party (1839–47) in New York that opposed the payment of rents to patroons.

Nearby words

  1. antireflection coating,
  2. antireflexive,
  3. antirejection,
  4. antireligious,
  5. antiremonstrant,
  6. antirepublican,
  7. antiresonance,
  8. antiretroviral,
  9. antiriot,
  10. antiroll bar

Origin of antirent

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; anti- + rent1

Related formsan·ti·rent·er, nounan·ti·rent·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019