usuress

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usure +‎ -ess

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usuress (plural usuresses)

  1. (rare) A female usurer.[1][2][3]
    That woman — that usuress — only lent me £20, but expected £50 back after just one week!

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  1. ^ The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
  2. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary (2007)
  3. ^ usuress” listed at wordnavigator.com