loanmonger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

loan +‎ monger

Noun[edit]

loanmonger (plural loanmongers)

  1. A dealer in, or negotiator of, loans.
    • 1831, Benjamin Disraeli, The Young Duke, Book III, Chapter 10,[1]
      Teach us that wealth is not elegance; that profusion is not magnificence; and that splendour is not beauty. Teach us that taste is a talisman which can do greater wonders than the millions of the loanmonger.
    • 1937, H. G. Wells, Star-Begotten, Chapter 6, §4, [2]
      The Punic Wars [] he presented as a gigantic necessary struggle between noble north-side soldiers and revengeful, obdurate, but extremely competent south-side loanmongers.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.