[ sluhm-dwel-er ]
/ ˈslʌmˌdwɛl ər /
a person who lives in a slum.
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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