loan-sharking

noun
loan-shark·​ing | \ ˈlōn-ˌshär-kiŋ How to pronounce loan-sharking (audio) \

Definition of loan-sharking

: the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates of interest

First Known Use of loan-sharking

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Loan-sharking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loan-sharking. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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