Loan-shark



noun, Informal.
1.
a person who lends money at excessively high rates of interest; usurer.
noun
1.
(informal) a person who lends funds at illegal or exorbitant rates of interest

noun phrase

An underworld usurer; juice dealer, shylock (1905+)

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