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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


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shylock

verb

Definition of shylock

intransitive verb
:to lend money at high rates of interest
  • exposé of systematic thievery … shylocking, and murder
  • Current Biography

First Known Use of shylock

circa 1934


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