slumlord etymology

English word slumlord comes from English landlord, English slum

Detailed word origin of slumlord

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlord English (eng) (chiefly, British) The owner or manager of a public house.. (surfing, slang, with "the") A shark, imagined as the owner of the surf to be avoided.. A person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo.
slum English (eng) (slang) Inexpensive trinkets awarded as a prizes in a carnival game.. A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty. (intransitive) To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
slumlord English (eng) (pejorative) A person who makes money by renting housing that is kept in poor condition.