usurer

noun
usu·​rer | \ ˈyü-zhər-ər How to pronounce usurer (audio) , ˈyüzh-rər\

Definition of usurer

: one that lends money especially at an exorbitant rate

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On Cordray’s watch, the CFPB won more than $12 billion in settlements for the victims of usurers like this. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "The CFPB Is Now the Predatory Lender Protection Bureau," 24 Jan. 2018 Jews never belong enough anywhere to avoid vilification as parasites, vultures, usurers and traitors. Roger Cohen, New York Times, "Millenniums of Tribulation," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of usurer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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usurer

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English Language Learners Definition of usurer

formal + disapproving : a person who lends money and requires the borrower to pay a high amount of interest

usurer

noun
usu·​rer | \ ˈyü-zhər-ər How to pronounce usurer (audio) \

Legal Definition of usurer

: one that engages in usury

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