gombeen-man


Related to gombeen-man: Scortatory, gobshite, eejit

gombeen-man

(ˈɡɒmbiːnˌmæn)
n
(Banking & Finance) Irish a shopkeeper who practises usury

gombeen-man

An Irish word for a storekeeper who practises usury.
References in periodicals archive ?
Higgins, 'The Gombeen-Man in Irish Fact and Fiction', Etudes Irlandaises 10 (1985), 31-52.
But by gombeen-man standards, Finbar is relatively innocuous.