shylock

(redirected from shylocking)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

shy·lock

 (shī′lŏk′) Offensive
n.
A ruthless moneylender; a loan shark.
intr.v. shy·locked, shy·lock·ing, shy·locks
To lend money at exorbitant interest rates.

[After Shylock, the ruthless Jewish usurer in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice who demands a pound of his debtor's flesh as compensation for default upon a loan.]

Shylock

(ˈʃaɪˌlɒk)
n
(Banking & Finance) a heartless or demanding creditor
[C19: after Shylock, the name of the heartless usurer in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (1596)]

Shy•lock

(ˈʃaɪ lɒk)

n.
1. a relentless, revengeful moneylender in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.
2. a cruel moneylender.
v.i.
3. (l.c.) to lend money for extortionate interest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shylock - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interestshylock - 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
2.Shylock - a merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare
Translations

Shylock

n (fig: = mean person) → Geizhals m; (dated: = moneylender) → Wucherer m, → Wucherin f