EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English landlord, landlorde, londe lord, from Old English landhlāford, equivalent to land +‎ lord. Cognate with Scots landlaird.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlænd.lɔːd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlænd.lɔɹd/
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NounEdit

landlord (plural landlords)

  1. A person who owns and rents land such as a house, apartment, or condo.
  2. (chiefly Britain) 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 [1]
      2004: the lurking presence of “The Landlord

SynonymsEdit

  • (person who rents something): lessor
  • (owner or manager of a public house): publican

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