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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


slum + (land)lord.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From slum + landlord (Wiktionary)



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  • See dilapidator.

    August 9, 2008

  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    Etymology: slum + landlord
    Date: 1953
    : a landlord who receives unusually large profits from substandard properties

    January 30, 2008