slumlord
noun Etymology: 1slum + landlord Date: 1953 a landlord who receives unusually large profits from substandard properties

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Slumlord — A slumlord (also spelled slum lord) is a derogatory term for landlords, generally absentee landlords, who attempt to maximize profit by minimizing spending on property maintenance, often in deteriorating neighborhoods. They may need to charge… …   Wikipedia

  • slumlord — UK [ˈslʌmˌlɔː(r)d] / US [ˈslʌmˌlɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms slumlord : singular slumlord plural slumlords mainly American informal someone who owns buildings that are in very bad condition and charges people too much money to live in them …   English dictionary

  • slumlord — /slum lawrd /, n. a landlord who owns slum buildings, esp. one who fails to maintain or improve the buildings and charges tenants exorbitant rents. [1950 55; SLUM + LORD] * * * …   Universalium

  • slumlord — noun A person who makes money by renting housing that is kept in poor condition …   Wiktionary

  • slumlord — slum|lord [ˈslʌmlo:d US lo:rd] n AmE someone who owns houses in a very poor area and charges high rents for buildings that are in bad condition …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slumlord — slum|lord [ slʌm,lɔrd ] noun count INFORMAL someone who owns buildings that are in very bad condition and charges people too much money to live in them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slumlord — n. landlord who rents out apartments in run down buildings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slumlord — noun N. Amer. informal a landlord of slum property, especially one who profiteers …   English new terms dictionary

  • slumlord — noun (C) AmE someone who owns houses in a very poor area and charges high rents for buildings that are in bad condition …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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