Definitions for loan shark

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word loan shark

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. usurer, loan shark, moneylender, shylock(noun)

    someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. loan shark(Noun)

    Someone who lends money at exorbitant rates of interest.

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Loan shark

    A loan shark is a person or body that offers loans at extremely high interest rates. The term usually refers to illegal activity, but may also refer to predatory lending with extremely high interest rates such as payday or title loans. Loan sharks sometimes enforce repayment by blackmail or threats of violence. Historically, many moneylenders skirted between legal and extra-legal activity. In the recent western world, loan sharks have been a feature of the criminal underworld.

Translations for loan shark

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for loan shark »


Find a translation for the loan shark definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these loan shark definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"loan shark." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 5 May 2015. < shark>.

Are we missing a good definition for loan shark? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for loan shark:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.