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

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informal chiefly US and Canadian an absentee landlord of slum property, esp one who profiteers
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a landlord who owns poorly maintained buildings, esp. one who charges exorbitant rents.
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i would be able to tell i'm a nasty slumlord good-for-nothing, maybe i am being scammed.
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Potter, the town's evil moneybags and slumlord, tries to destroy George's building and loan business by offering him a high-paying job, the music has a slyly seductive lilt right out of "You're a Mean One, Mr.
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Wayne Christian has called his opponent Gary Gates a "slumlord," citing a nearly decade-old case in which the city of Houston sought to close an apartment that Gates owned.