shylock

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Etymology[edit]

From the character Shylock, in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

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shylock (plural shylocks)

  1. (US) A loan shark.

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shylock (third-person singular simple present shylocks, present participle shylocking, simple past and past participle shylocked)

  1. (intransitive, US) To lend money at exorbitant rates of interest.

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