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shylock

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noun shy·lock \ˈshī-ˌläk\

Definition of shylock

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

  2. 2 :  loan shark

Circa 1597

First Known Use of shylock

circa 1597


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shylock

verb shy·lock

Definition of shylock

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to lend money at high rates of interest <exposé of systematic thievery … shylocking, and murder — Current Biog.>

Circa 1934

First Known Use of shylock

circa 1934


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