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loan shark

n. Informal
One who lends money at exorbitant interest rates, especially one financed and supported by an organized crime network.
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loan shark

n
(Banking & Finance) informal a person who lends funds at illegal or exorbitant rates of interest
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loan′ shark`


n.
Informal.
a person who lends money at excessively high rates of interest; usurer.
[1900–05, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loan shark - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interestloan shark - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
lender, loaner - someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters
shark - a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
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