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Definition of "slumlord" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slumlord" in a sentence
  • "But now enters Antonin, aka slumlord, to challenge that fairy tale."
  • "UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Resco is less known as a slumlord than he is as a political power broker and someone who has very craftily infiltrated Illinois politics."
  • "DREW GRIFFIN, CNN INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT: Anderson, Senator Clinton brought it up, the so-called slumlord of Chicago tied to Senator Barack Obama."