shylock

noun
shy·lock | \ˈshī-ˌläk \

Definition of shylock 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

shylock

verb
shylocked; shylocking; shylocks

Definition of shylock (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to lend money at high rates of interest exposé of systematic thievery … shylocking, and murderCurrent Biography

First Known Use of shylock

Noun

circa 1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shylock was circa 1597

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