slumdweller

[ sluhm-dwel-er ]
/ ˈslʌmˌdwɛl ər /

noun

a person who lives in a slum.

Origin of slumdweller

1890–95; slum + dweller
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Examples from the Web for 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