shylock


1shy·lock

noun \ˈshī-ˌläk\

Definition of SHYLOCK

1
capitalized :  the Jewish usurer and antagonist of Antonio in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
2

First Known Use of SHYLOCK

circa 1597

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

2shylock

intransitive verb

Definition of SHYLOCK

:  to lend money at high rates of interest <exposé of systematic thievery…shylocking, and murder — Current Biography>

First Known Use of SHYLOCK

circa 1934

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