[ sluhm-dwel-er ]

  1. a person who lives in a slum.

Origin of slumdweller

1890–95; slum + dweller Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use slumdweller in a sentence

  • Then again the slum dweller clings to his environment, and it is useless to force him to wander, and so send him down the ladder.

  • 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