Definition of Loan shark

1. Noun. Someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest.

Exact synonyms: Moneylender, Shylock, Usurer
Generic synonyms: Lender, Loaner, Shark



Definition of Loan shark

1. Noun. Someone who lends money at exorbitant rates of interest. ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of loanshark) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loan Shark

loamier
loamiest
loaminess
loaminesses
loaming
loamless
loams
loamy
loan
loan-blend
loan application
loan approval
loan collection
loan office
loan participation
loan shark (current term)
loan sharked
loan sharking
loan sharks
loan translation
loan translations
loan word
loanability
loanable
loanback
loanbacks
loanblend
loaned
loanee
loanees

Literary usage of Loan shark

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Survey Divorcing your uncle; how to get rid of the loan shark and his wily ways. JH Collins, il McClure 47:30 Jl '16 How a loan shark flght educated a city. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Chit-ago loan shark survey. AH Ham. Nat Munie R 6:307-8 Mr '17 Ideal ... J Crim Law 10: 14-15 My '19 loan sharks and loan shark legislation in Illinois. ..."

3. The Human Factor in Industry by Lee Kaufer Frankel, Alexander Fleisher (1920)
"Combating the Loan-shark. — In order to meet emergencies the wage earner has often had to become the victim of the loan-shark charging from 100 to 150 per ..."

4. Principles of Banking: A Series of Selected Materials by Harold Glenn Moulton (1916)
"Unnecessary borrowing is discouraged, legitimate borrowing is made inexpensive and a valuable experience to the borrower. 171. THE loan shark CAMPAIGN' BY ..."

5. Principles of Money and Banking: A Series of Selected Materials, with by Harold Glenn Moulton (1916)
"Unnecessary borrowing is discouraged, legitimate borrowing is made inexpensive and a valuable experience to the borrower. 171. THE loan shark ..."

6. The American Office: Its Organization, Management and Records by John William Schulze (1914)
"loan sharks In large cities the "loan shark" has become a particularly annoying parasite ... At such times he is apt to be an easy victim of the loan shark, ..."

7. The Financial Organization of Society by Harold Glenn Moulton (1921)
"As a result the loan shark evil is now almost a thing of the past. When legislation governing the consumptive loan business has been enacted by a state many ..."

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