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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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Examples for slumlord
  • He said he lives in apartment buildings owned by a slumlord and nothing in the building is up to code.
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slumlord

/ˈslʌmˌlɔːd/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) an absentee landlord of slum property, esp one who profiteers
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