Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An owner of slum property, especially one that overcharges tenants and allows the property to deteriorate.

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  • noun pejorative A person who makes money by renting housing that is kept in poor condition.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[slum + (land)lord.]

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From slum + landlord

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

    noun

    Etymology: slum + landlord

    Date: 1953

    : a landlord who receives unusually large profits from substandard properties

    January 30, 2008

  • See dilapidator.

    August 9, 2008