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.
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But by gombeen-man standards, Finbar is relatively innocuous.
The mischievous reader might thus set against Heaney's Larkin - "A nine-to-five man who had seen poetry" - Larkin's Heaney: "a Gombeen-man who can't hear poetry.