loan shark

noun

Definition of loan shark

:one who lends money to individuals at exorbitant rates of interest

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First Known Use of loan shark

1905


LOAN SHARK Defined for English Language Learners

loan shark

noun

Definition of loan shark for English Language Learners

  • : someone who lends money to people and charges a very high rate of interest


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