Meaning of Rachmanism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrakmənɪz(ə)m/


mass nounBritish
  • The exploitation and intimidation of tenants by unscrupulous landlords.

    • ‘Their housing policies mean that the provision of another yet basic human necessity is made entirely conditional upon the profit motive, encouraging the conditions for a new Rachmanism.’


Named after Peter Rachman (1919–62), a London landlord whose practices became notorious in the early 1960s.