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shylock

noun shy·lock \ ˈshī-ˌläk \

Definition of shylock

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

First Known Use of shylock

circa 1597

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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shylock

verb

Definition of shylock

shylocked; shylocking; shylocks
: to lend money at high rates of interest
  • exposé of systematic thievery … shylocking, and murder
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First Known Use of shylock

circa 1934

in the meaning defined above

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