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slumlord

[ sluhm-lawrd ]
/ ˈslʌmˌlɔrd /
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noun
a landlord who owns slum buildings, especially one who fails to maintain or improve the buildings and charges tenants exorbitant rents.
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Origin of slumlord

First recorded in 1950–55; slum + lord
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British Dictionary definitions for slumlord

slumlord
/ (ˈslʌmˌlɔːd) /

noun
informal, mainly US and Canadian an absentee landlord of slum property, esp one who profiteers
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