- a person who lives in a slum.
Origin of slumdweller
1890–95; slum + dweller
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Historical Examples of slum-dweller
Yet such a family literally rolled in money, while Elvin was like a slum-dweller staring emptily into a crowded shop window.Adolescents Only
Irving E. Cox