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slumlord

[sluhm-lawrd] /ˈslʌmˌlɔrd/
noun
1.
a landlord who owns slum buildings, especially one who fails to maintain or improve the buildings and charges tenants exorbitant rents.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; slum + lord
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British Dictionary definitions for slumlords

slumlord

/ˈslʌmˌlɔːd/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) an absentee landlord of slum property, esp one who profiteers
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Word Origin and History for slumlords

slumlord

n.

also slum-lord, 1899, from slum landlord (1885); see slum (n.) + landlord.

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