landlord
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈlænd.lɔːd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlænd.lɔɹd/
Noun

landlord (plural landlords)

  1. A person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo.
  2. (chiefly, British) The owner or manager of a public house.
  3. (surfing, slang, with "the") A shark, imagined as the owner of the surf to be avoided.
    • publisher's blurb for Stories from the Surf – The Lost Coast by Drew Kampion [https://web.archive.org/web/20061025052557/http://secure.realsurf.com/oscommerce/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=146]
      2004: the lurking presence of “The Landlord
Synonyms
  • (person who rents something) lessor
  • (owner or manager of a public house) publican
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